Becomes one-stop-shop for Korean handset, chipset and NFC antenna manufacturers.
Having supported the Korean market with EMVCo Level 1 compliance services for a number of years, FIME’s Korean secure chip test laboratory is now approved to test compliance of mobile handsets, chipsets and near field communication (NFC) antennae to Visa’s Level 1 specifications. This accreditation is FIME’s latest step in its roadmap to support manufacturers in the region. The testing provider offers testing services for both EMVCo and Visa, making it a primary partner for organisations seeking contactless mobile payment certification for NFC-based products.
FIME Korea opened in 2012 to serve the testing and certification needs of the thriving South Korean mobile device marketplace. FIME has been working closely with Korea’s world-leading smartphone and chipset manufacturers to develop and expand its portfolio of services.
“Much of the world’s mobile payments innovation is taking place in Korea,” comments JY Jung, FIME Korea’s recently appointed Country Manager. “We have listened to the market and responded to its needs. We brought forward EMVCo services a couple of years ago, so the addition of Visa mobile contactless services was a big priority as the scheme is very prominent in South Korea. This means that we can now support the manufacturers with successful, efficient and cost-effective product development and formal approval services to ensure their products work as intended on a global scale. This additional investment reflects FIME’s commitment to the Korean market and we look forward to supporting its continued growth.”