HID Global’s Chip Operating System is First to Be Common Criteria Certified on NXP’s SmartMX3 Platform for e-Passports and e-ID Cards


Company Continues to Expand Secure Embedded Software Offering for Electronic Documents.

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has expanded its HID® SOMA™ chip operating system (COS) family with the addition of SOMA c016 on NXP® Semiconductors’ new SmartMX3 microcontroller. HID is the industry’s first to certify a native COS on NXP’s newest generation SmartMX3 platform to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL5+).