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 As a non-profit, membership organization, the Silicon Trust's mission is:
 "To stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread acceptance of silicon-based security solutions in a variety of applications."
 Since the year 2000, when the Silicon Trust was founded by Infineon Technologies as a marketing program for smart card solutions, the program has developed to be a key partner platform for companies aiming at promoting the use of silicon-based security in a broad variety of applications including Identification, Transport, Telecom and Payment. With more than 20 active member companies in 2008, Silicon Trust now forms a strong community of like-minded companies.
 Today, the driving force behind the Silicon Trust are the three executive partners: Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient and Infineon Technologies, supported by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in the Silicon Trust advisory board. Many other companies along the value chain of silicon-based security participate in Silicon Trust discussions and activities.
 The Silicon Trust program focuses primarily on:

  •  Development and implementation of marketing and educational material (including articles);
  • Bringing together leading users and technologists from the public and private sectors with industry and government decision makers (workshops);
  •  Educating end customers about the effective levels of security;
  • Identifying the latest projects, programs and technical trends in new geographic regions and market areas.


Visit the Silicon Trust website for more information about the organization.

charismathics interview at Cartes 2010 - Paris

charismathics is the only company that purely concentrates on the computer client and looks for partners for any of the server related features. We focus on the product that the user has in front of him and we are trying to do everything to make this convenient, simple and easy to use regardless of the computer platform. The larger the enterprise is and the more important it is to save money on all the impacts of an identity management system. Our software is exactly targeting this aspect and that's why we think we have been recently successful in a big aerospace and defense company deal. The new product that we announced in 2009 - iEnigma® - has now been released for Windows Mobile. It will soon be followed by the versions for BlackBerry and Android. The idea of this product is to completely virtualize a physical smart card and a smart card reader and put all that functionality into your smart phone where you actually have a much better access to what you want to do. Moreover the smart phone is always with you, you are less likely to lose it. There's a lot of cost saving on the hardware side because you don't have to buy a smart card and a smart card reader and iEnigma is also targeting the IT infrastructures that are getting more and more wild. The 100% Microsoft infrastucture is something you don't have anymore in the market so we have to address the issues that are combined with it. That being said iEnigma is not really our core product but is extending the core product by a very large extent. We have our smart security interface© that is the product we have actually sold to that aerospace company. Here the advantage is that we are completely independent of of the computer platform, the smart card in use and the applications running. With this 3-dimensional independence we have a very wide reach in the market. At Cartes 2010 we have had the largest interest on the smart phone application. We certainly believe that this is a big step for us and it's probably going to be a de facto standard in the market because we don't do anything proprietary, we do something that any of the big companies can use as well. As a matter of fact we are shifting from being an independent player into a company that is even addressing other companies that used to feel we were their competition. With this product we're getting interest from the whole industry and not just from a sector. I believe that this is going to be our success factor in the upcoming years. The important part of 2010 for us is to get all the success with partners that we are successfully handling such as IBM, Wibu, Oracle. We are really trying to come up with solutions that help their applications making our solutions more successful in conjunction with customers' demand .

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charismathics interprets cryptographic interfaces

Cryptographic interfaces are used in computer platforms to shield the platform itself and to transfer data from a secure platform to another. The identification computer cryptographic interfaces are a few: first of all PKCS#11 - this is for all computer platforms and a standard in the identification world; Microsoft has developed the computer cryptographic platform called Cryptographic API that is served by a mini-driver or by a cryptographic service provider. Apple has developed a computer API called SecurityD that is served by a crypto API called TokenD.

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charismathics interview at OmniCard 2011 - Berlin (German only)

Implementation of eID for corporate usage: Enterprises have been using PKI technology for years for email security, authentication and electronic signatures. Actually even those who are participating in the introduction of the new ID card in Germany. The problem is, that this new ID card is incompatible with all other technologies used worldwide and since a number of years already. This would mean a monetary effort in exchange that currently nobody is willing to commit to. Whether this approach is going to be successful – we´ll see in the upcoming years.

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