STMicroelectronics has recorded cumulative sales of over one billion units for its ST33 embedded-security ICs. The acceptance of the ST33 line reflects the growing imperative to protect data and systems in secure mobile-consumer, smart-driving, smart-industry and smart-cities applications.
The reputation of the ST33 family reflects the growing imperative to protect data and systems in secure mobile-consumer, smart-driving, smart-industry and smart-cities applications. ST33 have been adopted by smartphone OEMs to deploy new eSIM based devices, taking advantage of a smaller and thinner WLCSP (Wafer Level Chip Scale Package) package and GSMA SAS-UP certified Personalization-on-Wafer industrial flow.
Based on a common certified secure platform featuring state-of-the-art cyber protection, the ST33 family’s flexible architecture has enabled ST to lead the development of new classes of security chips including embedded SIMs (eSIMs), embedded Secure Elements (eSEs), and Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs). These provide hardened security in design-in- and user-friendly form factors, combining convenience with strong resistance to cyber-attacks.
The ST33 comes as an embedded-security platform chosen by SIM vendors, operating system developers, and several tier-1 manufacturers producing equipment such as smartphones, wearables, security readers, desktop PCs and servers. ST33 secure chips have been selected by major smartphone OEMs to deploy new eSIM based devices, taking advantage of a smaller and thinner WLCSP (Wafer Level Chip Scale Package) package and GSMA-compliant Personalization-on-Wafer industrial flow.
In 2018, ST was the initial chip manufacturer to earn the GSMA SAS-UP (Security Accreditation Scheme for UICC Production) certification to personalize ST33 eSIMs for mobiles and connected IoT devices with no further programming required by the OEMs.
ST33 secure microcontrollers are available in a range of variants offering a choice of features including connectivity to an NFC controller, hardware accelerators for advanced cryptographic functions, as well as industry-grade and automotive-grade qualifications.
“ST33 chips have driven the evolution of embedded security for the ubiquitous connected smart objects such as smartphones, wearables, and IoT devices that make today’s world work,” said Laurent Degauque, marketing director, Secure Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics. “As the first such devices to adopt the advanced Arm SecurCore SC300 secure processor, and with the advantage of our flexible architecture and advanced Flash technology, the family has consistently provided protection that meets the highest industry standards while enabling the integration of new features such as interfaces and accelerators to support emerging use cases.”