Oberthur to propose single chip large memory cards
Spansion Flash memory will, at first, be used for Oberthur to propose SIM cards with extra large memory. Oberthur plans to use Spansion MirrorBit HD-SIM solution to provide more storage capacity by combining Flash memory with the SIM functionality on a single silicon chip. This solution will significantly ease assembly, test and packaging.
“MirrorBit HD-SIM solution-based cards offer significantly high secure memory capacity, which is necessary to store rich media applications, enabling operators and content providers to securely offer their subscribers’ new services, such as mobile TV or music downloads,” said Derrick Robinson, Research Director at IMS Research. “Higher capacity SIM cards are an important direction to create new business opportunities for the mobile ecosystem.”