The Infineon CIPURSE controller enables public transport companies to easily and efficiently implement tickets or cards for secured access to trains and busses, as well as secured, interoperable and flexible automatic fare collection systems. It is based on the Infineon SOLID FLASH™ product family of 16-bit security controllers, which has been successfully used in many smart card applications. The CIPURSE controller is the first of several CIPURSE compliant products for public transport applications that Infineon will launch within the near future.“As a CIPURSE-certified component, our Java Card applet allows any NFC mobile device to be used as a transport ticket for a CIPURSE-based fare collection system, making it easy for transit operators to introduce this innovative fare media,” said Pierre Garnier, Executive Vice President NFC and Secure Payments at INSIDE Secure. “By delivering one of the first CIPURSE-certified components, INSIDE continues to demonstrate its leadership in and commitment to this emerging and important market.” Written in Java and conforming to the GlobalPlatform standard, the INSIDE Secure CIPURSE Applet V1 is operating-system independent and gives device manufacturers and system integrators the opportunity to implement a virtual CIPURSE smart card on any NFC mobile device. A smartphone or other NFC mobile device containing this applet can be used just like a physical CIPURSE smart card to pay for transit fares, and can be reloaded at any kiosk designed to reload the smart cards. The CIPURSE open security standard addresses the need by local and regional transit authorities for future-proof fare collection systems with more advanced security than currently in use. Because it is an open standard, CIPURSE promotes vendor neutrality, cross-vendor system interoperability, lower technology adoption risks, higher quality and improved market responsiveness, all of which result in lower operating costs and greater flexibility for transport system operators. About Infineon Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2011 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 4.0 billion with close to 26,000 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Further information is available at www.infineon.com. About INSIDE Secure INSIDE Secure (NYSE Euronext Paris FR0010291245 – INSD.PA), is a leading designer, developer and supplier of semiconductors, embedded software and platforms for secure transactions and digital security. INSIDE mobile NFC, secure payment and digital security products provide security for a wide range of information processing, storage and transmission applications. The company’s customers are found in a wide range of markets including mobile payment, identification documents, access control, transit, electronic device manufacturing, pay television and mobile service operators. For more information, visit www.insidesecure.com. About the OSPT Alliance The OSPT Alliance is an international association chartered to define a new open standard for secure transit fare collection solutions. It provides industry education, creates workgroup opportunities and catalyzes the development and adoption of innovative fare collection technologies, applications and services. The OSPT Alliance was founded by leading technology companies, and membership is open to technology providers, transit operators, consultants, solution vendors, government agencies and other stakeholders in the transit ecosystem. For additional information, please visit www.osptalliance.org.