Morpho the first to be certified for SECCOS Dual Interface operating system on flash semiconductor

Paderborn, July 8, 2013

Morpho (Safran) today announced that it is the first card manufacturer to receive certification by Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft (DK) [1] for implementation of a SECCOS operating system on a flash semiconductor. Compared to other memory types, this platform shortens development cycles and creates greater flexibility in reacting to card issuers' needs and evolving market requirements.

Initially developed for Morpho's SECCOS dual interface product, which enables card holders to perform contact and contactless payment transactions, this new highly secure platform can now be integrated in the entire Morpho SECCOS range.

Morpho's Research & Development Center in Paderborn, Germany, is responsible for this successful innovation. With 140 employees, this Global Competence Center focuses on leading-edge technologies such as Near Field Communication (NFC) for mobile/contactless payment applications, Long Term Evolution (LTE), Machine-to-Machine (M2M), payment and health solutions.

Jürgen Günther, Vice President Research & Development at Morpho, e-Documents Division in Paderborn, stated: "We are proud to be the first provider of SECCOS products on a flash platform. Milestones of this sort show our developers' dedication to making continuous improvements. As a result, our Global Competence Center R&D in Paderborn strengthens Morpho's position as a high-end technology provider."

About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.

For more information: www.morpho.com/e-documents - www.safran-group.com

[1] German banking industry committee

Sebastian KNOLL
Phone: +49 (0) 4347 715 2502
Mobile: +49 (0) 162/ 200 77 62
sebastian.knoll@morpho.com