Recently, Ziguang Tongxin, a subsidiary of Ziguang Guowei, a domestic listed smart chip company, and Goldpac, a world-renowned payment product provider, jointly developed the security chip operating system-Linkai officially released. The product has independent intellectual property rights, and it is combined with Tsinghua Unigroup’s “super financial core”, combining software and hardware, and will provide intelligent devices with an intensive technology platform from hardware chips to system software. This is another big step taken by China’s smart security chip vendors and payment product providers represented by Tsinghua Unigroup and Goldpac in catching up with the international advanced level, and it is also an important component of Tsinghua Unigroup’s “super financial core” ecosystem.
Just like the Windows/Mac or Linux systems of PCs, and the Android/iOS systems of smartphones, smart security chips also need an operating system to run. For a long time, domestic smart security chips, especially those in the financial industry, have used a large number of operating systems developed based on authorized technology architecture. Under the current environment of many uncertain factors, it may have an impact on the domestic financial industry.
Zou Zhongren, Vice President of Marketing of Unisplendour Tongxin, said: “The Lin Armor released this time is a software operating system that we focus on building based on secure chip hardware. This product is expected to complement my country’s shortcomings in this field and boost China’s financial payment industry. Completely get rid of the shackles and control of foreign companies, and accelerate the overall progress of the financial IC card ‘core replacement project’.”
Liu Biao, Senior Vice President of Goldpac said: “Lin Armor is another upgrade of the cooperation between Goldpac and Unisplendour Tongxin after launching China’s first EMV single-core dual-application credit card in China. Facing the opportunities and challenges created by the new era, Both Tsinghua Unigroup and Goldpac are deeply aware that only by mastering practical technical products with independent intellectual property rights can they enjoy the same right to speak in international competition.”
The LinKai security chip operating system has completely rewritten the core code and has been streamlined and optimized, with larger user space and faster running speed, which effectively avoids wasting resources; The security protection ability of the system builds a security bridge for the system application to effectively connect with the industry ecology. At the same time, LinKai complies with the security requirements of embedded software such as UnionPay and EMV, and the level of financial security protection has been among the world’s leading. While laying a solid foundation for risk control in the financial payment industry, it can also ensure that the financial industry can reduce costs and increase efficiency and achieve high-quality health. develop.
In addition to being able to be used in the financial industry, LinKai, as the basic general operating system software, is also suitable for the use of security chips in mobile communications, automotive electronics, smart home, Internet of Things, Electronic wallets and other fields. In the future, the two parties will also extend the application scenarios of this operating system to more industries and fields to support the establishment of a sound information security platform for my country, and to combine with hardware to gradually form an ecosystem of manufacturers at all levels of the upstream and downstream industry chains.
As the leader of security chips, Tsinghua Unigroup has reached cooperation with many well-known domestic and foreign manufacturers to build a “super smart chip” industry ecosystem including “super financial chips”, and constantly enrich and improve the entire product system and ecological chain Partner. The launch of the Linkai security chip operating system and the cooperation between Tsinghua Unigroup and Goldpac are an important symbol of the continuous development and growth of the “super smart chip” ecosystem.
In the future, Tsinghua Unigroup and Goldpac will continue to deepen cooperation based on the diversified development of their businesses, in order to achieve new breakthroughs in the commercialization of emerging technologies and further promote the arrival of the era of inclusive finance in China.