Motorola Selects SCM Microsystems to Supply Smart Card Reader Chips For Streamaster(TM) 5000

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from SCM Microsystems, Inc.

    FREMONT, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ --
 SCM Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMM; Neuer Markt: SMY), a leading provider of
 solutions that open the Digital World, has announced that Motorola
 (NYSE:   MOT), a global leader in providing integrated communications and
 embedded electronic solutions, has selected SCM as its smart card interface
 supplier of choice, for Motorola's Streamaster 5000 advanced set-top box.
 Streamaster is a multimedia broadband information, entertainment and
 communications center that derives its content from xDSL service providers.
     SCM will provide Motorola with its Smart Transporter Chip(TM), a universal
 smart card reader interface, based on SCM's widely adopted SmartOS(TM).
     "SCM has an excellent reputation for its smart card-based solutions and
 the Smart Transporter Chip is a great solution for our set-top boxes," said
 Jackie Beauchamp, general manager, Multimedia Systems Division at Motorola.
 "SCM demonstrated the ability to control both design and manufacture of its
 chips. Also, it was important that SCM could supply us with the large
 quantities of product needed, as we predict high demand for Streamaster 5000."
     Streamaster 5000 supports a rich variety of basic and enhanced services.
 These include premium digital TV, Web browsing, e-mail, online 3-D games,
 personal video recording and video/music-on-demand. By incorporating SCM's
 Smart Transporter Chip, Motorola's newest set-top box will also support smart
 card-based payment transactions for items such as pay-per-view movies, music
 downloads and T-commerce purchases.
     "Being chosen as a supplier of choice for one of the world's leading names
 in broadband communications is the highest endorsement -- not just for the
 quality of our products, but for our ability to manufacture and produce units
 in very high volume," said Jason Schouw, vice president of U.S. sales for
 SCM's PC Security division. "Our smart card chips are extremely versatile and
 can be used in a variety of platforms and applications. Combined with our
 manufacturing capability, OEMs have a powerful argument to buy from SCM."
     SCM's Smart Transporter Chip enables easy integration of support for all
 smart cards, including ISO 7816 compliant smart cards. The Smart Transporter
 Chip's architecture is based on open standards and is upgradeable to support
 new smart card protocols and functions.
 
     About SCM Microsystems
     SCM Microsystems is a leading supplier of solutions that open the
 Digital World by enabling people to conveniently access digital content and
 services. SCM's advanced silicon solutions, hardware and software enable
 secure exchange of electronic information for digital applications from
 e-commerce to broadband content delivery by providing controlled access points
 to platforms such as PCs, digital cameras and digital television set-top
 boxes. Known as a premier supplier to OEM companies around the world, SCM also
 serves the retail market through its Dazzle, Microtech and FAST product
 brands.  Global headquarters are in Fremont, Calif., with European
 headquarters in Pfaffenhofen, Germany. For additional information, visit the
 SCM Microsystems Website at www.scmmicro.com.
 
     About Motorola
     Motorola, Inc. is a global leader in providing integrated communications
 and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2000 were $37.6 billion. For more
 information, please visit the Motorola Web site at http://www.motorola.com or
 http://www.motorola.com/streamaster/
 
     NOTE:  SCM, Smart Transporter Chip and SmartOS are trademarks of SCM
 Microsystems.
     MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and all other trademarks indicated as such
 herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. (R) Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
 Streamaster is a registered trademark of Motorola Inc.
 
 

SOURCE SCM Microsystems, Inc.
    FREMONT, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ --
 SCM Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMM; Neuer Markt: SMY), a leading provider of
 solutions that open the Digital World, has announced that Motorola
 (NYSE:   MOT), a global leader in providing integrated communications and
 embedded electronic solutions, has selected SCM as its smart card interface
 supplier of choice, for Motorola's Streamaster 5000 advanced set-top box.
 Streamaster is a multimedia broadband information, entertainment and
 communications center that derives its content from xDSL service providers.
     SCM will provide Motorola with its Smart Transporter Chip(TM), a universal
 smart card reader interface, based on SCM's widely adopted SmartOS(TM).
     "SCM has an excellent reputation for its smart card-based solutions and
 the Smart Transporter Chip is a great solution for our set-top boxes," said
 Jackie Beauchamp, general manager, Multimedia Systems Division at Motorola.
 "SCM demonstrated the ability to control both design and manufacture of its
 chips. Also, it was important that SCM could supply us with the large
 quantities of product needed, as we predict high demand for Streamaster 5000."
     Streamaster 5000 supports a rich variety of basic and enhanced services.
 These include premium digital TV, Web browsing, e-mail, online 3-D games,
 personal video recording and video/music-on-demand. By incorporating SCM's
 Smart Transporter Chip, Motorola's newest set-top box will also support smart
 card-based payment transactions for items such as pay-per-view movies, music
 downloads and T-commerce purchases.
     "Being chosen as a supplier of choice for one of the world's leading names
 in broadband communications is the highest endorsement -- not just for the
 quality of our products, but for our ability to manufacture and produce units
 in very high volume," said Jason Schouw, vice president of U.S. sales for
 SCM's PC Security division. "Our smart card chips are extremely versatile and
 can be used in a variety of platforms and applications. Combined with our
 manufacturing capability, OEMs have a powerful argument to buy from SCM."
     SCM's Smart Transporter Chip enables easy integration of support for all
 smart cards, including ISO 7816 compliant smart cards. The Smart Transporter
 Chip's architecture is based on open standards and is upgradeable to support
 new smart card protocols and functions.
 
     About SCM Microsystems
     SCM Microsystems is a leading supplier of solutions that open the
 Digital World by enabling people to conveniently access digital content and
 services. SCM's advanced silicon solutions, hardware and software enable
 secure exchange of electronic information for digital applications from
 e-commerce to broadband content delivery by providing controlled access points
 to platforms such as PCs, digital cameras and digital television set-top
 boxes. Known as a premier supplier to OEM companies around the world, SCM also
 serves the retail market through its Dazzle, Microtech and FAST product
 brands.  Global headquarters are in Fremont, Calif., with European
 headquarters in Pfaffenhofen, Germany. For additional information, visit the
 SCM Microsystems Website at www.scmmicro.com.
 
     About Motorola
     Motorola, Inc. is a global leader in providing integrated communications
 and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2000 were $37.6 billion. For more
 information, please visit the Motorola Web site at http://www.motorola.com or
 http://www.motorola.com/streamaster/
 
     NOTE:  SCM, Smart Transporter Chip and SmartOS are trademarks of SCM
 Microsystems.
     MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and all other trademarks indicated as such
 herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. (R) Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
 Streamaster is a registered trademark of Motorola Inc.
 
 SOURCE  SCM Microsystems, Inc.

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