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Payment cards: a new market for LEDs?


SECORA Pay security solution 'lights up' payment cards with LEDs during contactless payment

Infineon has developed a payment security solution that supports card inlays with LEDs.

Called SECORA Pay, the Visa- and Mastercard-certified product family enables banks to design payment cards with embedded LEDs to provide visual feedback when the card is held up to the point-of-service (POS) terminal. The LED illumination is powered by the POS terminal’s NFC field, eliminating the need for battery power.

According to Infineon, card manufacturers can flexibly position white LEDs in a defined area. The LEDs can be customised with different colours using printing foil.

SECORA Pay is built around security controller with certified software integrated into Coil-on-Module (CoM) chip modules. It features standardised inlays for easy and fast card production.

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