CISC Semiconductor is working on NFC Interoperability testing and is providing both test equipment and test services since 2012. In the last five years of testing all levels of NFC performance with the different mobile phones, NFC chipsets, smart cards and NFC terminals have been seen. G&D UICCs have always played an important role in this testing.

Josef Preishuber-Pflügl, CISC CTO stated “We are very happy to have Giesecke & Devrient as our partner for Secure Elements. Using G&D’s UICC with the preinstalled VISA Mobile Payment Application is always the reference to show that a supplied DUT, which is typically either a mobile phone or a terminal, is really meeting the key EMVCo requirements. It is a precondition that a device is validated successfully with G&D’s UICC before we can move forward to start interoperability testing”.

“We are proud of supplying Secure Elements, which are the benchmark for performance, functionality and interoperable NFC tests. The successful integration of our products into the long list of NFC enabled smartphones and tablets confirm the high quality of our products.” stated Michael Tagscherer, G&D Group Vice President Enterprise Security/OEM. “

The test results are only influenced by the RF performance or the Applet of the Secure Element. This gives the assurance to the OEM that no other factors have impact on the results.

Test result examples are available in a White Paper, which can be downloaded from More comprehensive results and with various mobile phones and individual tests are available on request.

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Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is a leading international technology provider headquartered in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1852, the Group has a workforce of 11,379 employees and generated sales of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2015 fiscal year. 58 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 31 countries ensure customer proximity worldwide. G&D develops, produces, and distributes products and solutions in the payment, secure communication, and identity management sectors. G&D is a technology leader in these markets and holds a strong competitive position. The Group’s customer base mainly comprises central and commercial banks, mobile network operators, business enterprises, governments, and public authorities.