Two projects ONOM@TOPIC and SilOnIS shared the 2007 Jean-Pierre Noblanc Award for Excellence for the most innovative and sustainable project in the EUREKA MEDEA+ microelectronics Cluster. ONOM@TOPIC+ developed a European smartcard platform for citizenship and mobile multimedia applications that makes life easier and more secure for users while adding value for network operators. SilOnIS combines strained silicon and silicon-oninsulator (SOI) technologies in a single platform for high-performance chips that will speed their introduction into full scale production in Europe.
Smart approach secures e-services
Identity validation, security and privacy are crucial in the modern connected world. Increased integration means smartcards containing a microprocessor and embedded memory can now offer secure interoperability across Europe, simplifying citizen access to fixed and mobile eservices and multimedia content. ONOM@TOPIC+ developed complete hardware and embedded software platforms enabling citizens to benefit from the enormous potential of eservices offered by public authorities and business.
The MEDEA+ project developed card-embedded and middleware-oriented functions that make possible deployment of next generation European citizenship cards as well as preparing interoperability between European and worldwide identity projects. As a result, citizens will be able to carry a smartcard providing access to healthcare, administrative, government and private services such as banking and multimedia entertainment in other countries as the card will be recognised and mechanisms interoperable.
We developed new mechanisms to gain knowledge of which services can be hosted on the
card, how these services can be accessed and how communication can be established in an
efficient way between card and remote server without compromising security for card issuer or
user, says Jean-Pierre Tual of project coordinator Gemalto.
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