Approved Chips

The EMVCo Security Evaluation Process is intended to provide EMVCo Members' Issuers with valuable and practical information relating to the general security performance characteristics and the suitability of use for smart card related products and IC chip-based tokens. The EMVCo Security Evaluation Process is designed to ensure a robust security foundation for these products at the product family and component level. The EMVCo Security Evaluation Process is an evolving process in relation to New Attack Techniques and Technology. EMVCo therefore reserve the right to perform New/Random Security Testing throughout the Lifetime of the card which may impact Certification. The full terms and conditions upon which EMVCo Compliance Certificates are issued by EMVCo are contained in the EMVCo Security Evaluation Process Document and the EMVCo Security Evaluation Certification Contract.

The approval of an IC product applies from the issue date as indicated on the certificate. Unless the certificate is previously withdrawn or the product is superseded by newer products from a product provider, new product approvals issued before 1 January 2012 were generally placed on the EMVCo approved products list for three years.  As of 1 January 2012, new IC product approvals, will be placed on the EMVCo approved products list for one year.  ICCN products seeking renewal must comply with the latest security guidelines and must complete a successful EMVCo SEWG Security Evaluation before they can be renewed. All IC renewals are valid for 1 year.  ICCN products that reach the six (6) year limit will be removed from the EMVCo Approved IC Products list. For more information please refer to EMVCo SEWG Bulletin 6.

Note: An ICCN number followed by an asterisk (*) indicates that a product has successfully undergone maintenance evaluation work. Each asterisk indicates that the product has been granted up to one (1) year extension to the EMVCo Approval life cycle (and remains subject to annual security review).


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March 2014 Currently Approved Chips Download