Renesas Collaborates with Mobeewave for PayPass Point of Sale (POS) Solution; New Product and Technology Demonstrations in Booth #305


SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 2, 2012 — Renesas Electronics America Inc. today announced it will showcase its secure MCU and authentication expertise at the 2012 CARTES in North America Conference (booth #305), March 5-7, at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Demonstrations will focus on technologies for personal identification authentication and financial applications, including mobile payment. Renesas is also announcing its collaboration with Mobeewave, a global provider of software solutions for smart card, RFID and NFC markets.


Renesas and Mobeewave have joined forces to develop a turnkey solution for contactless PayPass Point Of Sale (POS) solution, which features Renesas' RF21S and RF20 secure MCUs and Mobeewave’s PayPass embedded software solution. The first solution will be demonstrated in the Renesas booth.


In addition to its solution highlights, Renesas will participate in the "Trust & Privacy / IT Security" track on Monday, March 5, where Denis Pochet, Secure MCU Senior Product Marketing Manager, will address biometrics in a smart society.


Presentation Information

Session: Biometrics for Better Individual Authentication and Security

Speaker: Denis Pochet, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Secure MCU, Renesas Electronics America

Date: March 5, 2012

Time: 10:10 am - 10.30 am PST


Renesas Product and Technology Demonstrations (Booth #305)
  • Mobile Payment Demo: Renesas will feature a live demonstration of mobile payment transactions using the RF20 and an NFC stack running on an Android emulator.
  • Javacard Solution Demo: This demonstration will illustrate full Javacard compliance testing with the Renesas dual interface Secure Element. The solution meets FIPS140-2 security certification level to address U.S. government applications.
  • PayPass Point of Sale (POS) Terminal Demo: Renesas and Mobeewave will exhibit their new contactless mobile POS solution, featuring the RF21S MCU and Mobeewave’s EMV embedded payment application. The demo will showcase Renesas and Mobeewave’s ability to address key challenges of payment system implementation by reducing certification constraints and risk, and providing an easy way to integrate POS functionality for new players. Applications include e-commerce devices, tablets, smart phones, payment terminals or any device where EMV POS solution is needed.
  • BoardID Device Authentication Demo: This demo will highlight Renesas' BoardID as a way to authenticate embedded and other small devices, and protect them against counterfeit or IP theft. Board ID is a comprehensive M2M authentication solution built with the N Series chip from Renesas. At the heart of the Board ID solution is the secure authentication chip (N Series), which is based on a powerful, tamperproof architecture derived from Renesas’ proven smart card IC technology.


Renesas is an active member of the Smart Card Alliance and the Java Forum. Its focus on security standards guides the development of its various secure IC products and biometric authentication technologies.


Ranked #1 Supplier Worldwide for Microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics Corporation has again been ranked by Gartner as the number one MCU supplier worldwide based on revenues from shipments in 2010 for 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers in the March 2011 market share report*. More information about Renesas’ MCU offerings can be found at Additional information about Renesas Electronics America’s complete semiconductor lineup can be found at


About Renesas Electronics America Inc.

Renesas Electronics America Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions, and a broad range of analog and power devices. In the Americas, Renesas Electronics America markets and sells industrial-type active-matrix LCD modules from NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd., a global leader in innovative display technologies. More information about the products offered by Renesas Electronics America can be found at


*Source: Gartner "Market Share: Semiconductor Devices, Worldwide, 2010" March 2011


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