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Chips for Smart Card Readers

Fast time to market with proven performance and stability.
Powered by more than 20 years of design and research experience in secure products for the smart card industry, WISeKey’s comprehensive and highly competitive portfolio of Smart Card Reader chips enables customers to obtain secure, high-performance chips for any application.
WISeKey offers hardware platforms alone and with integrated third-party applications, allowing customers to quickly build smart card readers without requiring custom development. Based on 8/16-bit RISC processors, WISeKey’s Smart Card Reader chips are EMV-CO compliant and equipped with DC/DC for a wide compatibility
WISeKey products are recognized today by industry leading OEM, that leverage these chips unique capabilities to combine outstanding product performance with fast time to market.



16MHz 8/16-bit RISC CPU Microcontroller
EMV Level 1 compliant ISO 7816 Smart Card Interface
DC/DC based support of Class A, B, C from 2.7V-5.5V Power Supply
8 EndPoints USB 2.0 Interface
High Speed SPI, 2 Wires & USART Interfaces
-40°C to +85°C





WISEKEY reader chips are used by the world leading Smart Card Reader OEM’s to build contact and dual-interface smart card readers, targeting applications in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, government, and education. Public and private organizations use these identity verification devices when seeking the highest security and performance in access management.


Strengthening Device and Identity Security

Jonny Adams, Product Manager of Logical Access at Identiv, is joined by Steve Clark, Security Technologist at WISeKey and tech expert in IoT, blockchain, PKI, anti-counterfeiting, and privacy. The two discuss today’s growing data and identity security concerns and how Identiv and WISeKey’s 15-year partnership and product portfolios simplify complex logins, protect valuable time, and strengthen security at the device and identity level.

We take great pride in our client’s satisfaction, here is what they say from us:

“We are delighted with this long-term partnership to offer our clients and partners secure and easy-to-integrate OMNIKEY® products blending seamlessly into their technical and structural environment” 

Thierry Roz, Managing Director of RFID Business Unit, Extended Access Technologies, HID Global

“Collaborating with chip manufacturers like WISeKey allows us to make the strongest data security more convenient for the industries that need it most, especially in the healthcare segment. Our technology lets clinicians focus their time and attention on patients, not complex logins”

Manfred Mueller, Identiv COO and GM Identity