Intrinsic ID FAQ

What is Intrinsic ID? Are you a cybersecurity company?
What is SRAM PUF?
Do other companies offer PUF technology?
What can Intrinsic ID’s technology be used for?
Do you sell software? Hardware?
What are Intrinsic ID’s products?
Can I use Intrinsic ID to enhance the security for products I have already deployed?
Can I get a trial of Intrinsic ID products?
Do you have a demo version?
Do you offer training on your products?
Does Intrinsic ID go to any industry events?
Who are your customers?
Has SRAM PUF technology passed any industry standards or certifications?
Does Intrinsic ID have any patents?
How can I work at Intrinsic ID?
Has Intrinsic ID won any awards?
Where are your offices?
When was Intrinsic ID founded?
Can I buy stock in Intrinsic ID?

What is Intrinsic ID? Are you a cybersecurity company?

We are a digital security company, specializing in authentication technologies that secure Internet of Things devices and payment transactions; ensure safe connectivity; authenticate sensors and microcontrollers; and protect sensitive military data & systems. Our approach is based on SRAM PUF.

What is SRAM PUF?

A Physical Unclonable Function, or PUF, is an emerging technology for cryptographic key storage. A PUF is a physical structure of a device that is difficult to clone because of its inherent, device-unique and deep-submicron process variations. The SRAM PUF uses the behavior of standard SRAM memory, available in any digital chip, to differentiate chips from each other. Because an SRAM PUF is virtually impossible to duplicate, clone or predict, they are very suitable for applications such as secure key generation and storage, device authentication, flexible key provisioning and chip asset management.


Do other companies offer PUF technology?

Intrinsic ID uses SRAM PUF. Other implementations of PUF measure resistance in modified silicon, which requires silicon change and renders the key susceptible to temperature/voltage variations. Another approach to PUF is based on ring oscillator or arbiter circuits. These also require a silicon change and do not easily scale across manufacturing nodes.


What can Intrinsic ID’s technology be used for?

The most important use cases include Secure Key Storage, Authentication, Flexible Key Provisioning, Anti-Counterfeiting and Supply Chain Protection.

Do you sell software? Hardware?

Intrinsic ID licenses software and hardware IP.

What are Intrinsic ID’s products?

  • QUIDDIKEY: A secure key creating, wrapping and management solution that dynamically reconstructs on-chip secret keys without ever storing those keys.
  • BROADKEY: Key management software powered by SRAM PUF technology. BROADKEY dynamically reconstructs on-chip secret keys without ever storing those keys.
  • FUZZY ID: Device identification from a chip’s silicon fingerprint. A very efficient and scalable conversion of a fuzzy identifier into a fixed ID.
  • CITADEL: World’s first key provisioning system based on SRAM PUF Technology. The availability of SRAM in every chip enables affordable key provisioning.
  • SPARTAN: A family of digital authentication software modules for authenticating IoT endpoints, enabling anti-counterfeiting and anti-cloning.
  • QUIDDICARD: Key management and anti-counterfeiting software for remotely programming keys into ICs with Intrinsic ID’s QUIDDIKEY and BROADKEY secure key management modules.

Can I use Intrinsic ID to enhance the security for products I have already deployed?

Yes, that is one of the advantages that Intrinsic ID offers via our BROADKEY product.

Can I get a trial of Intrinsic ID products?

Yes you can. Contact us for first steps.

Do you have a demo version?

Yes, we have several demos available. Contact us for first steps.

Do you offer training on your products?

Yes, we have training and info sessions on our products. Contact us for first steps.

Does Intrinsic ID go to any industry events?

The company participates in industry trade shows throughout the year and around the world, as well as hosting our own events. You can find upcoming events here on our website.

Who are your customers?

Intrinsic ID’s customers are some of the best-known semiconductor and OEM companies in the world. Among them are Intel PSG (Altera), InvenSense, Mentor Graphics, Microsemi, NXP, Renesas, Samsung and Synopsys.

Has SRAM PUF technology passed any industry standards or certifications?

Yes, products utilizing Intrinsic ID security have received certifications from Common Criteria, EMVCo, Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL), Visa and multiple governments.

Does Intrinsic ID have any patents?

Yes, Intrinsic ID has a very strong patent portfolio.

How can I work at Intrinsic ID?

We are always looking for talented and motivated people. Current employment opportunities are listed on our website’s Careers page. You can submit your application there.

Has Intrinsic ID won any awards?

Yes. Most recently we received the EU Innovation Radar Prize, which recognizes digital innovations in research and commercial projects. Other awards can be found here.

Where are your offices?

Intrinsic ID’s headquarters office is in Sunnyvale, California. We also have an R&D facility in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

When was Intrinsic ID founded?

Intrinsic ID was founded in 2008 as a spin-out of Royal Philips Electronics.

Can I buy stock in Intrinsic ID?

Intrinsic ID is a privately held company with venture investments by Prime Ventures and Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH.