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Intrinsic-ID Launches Confidentio™ Security Processing Unit (SPU) for Mobile Applications

World’s first integrated IP solution for secret key storage and AES based cryptography

Intrinsic-ID announces Confidentio, a securely integrated  and optimized IP solution that combines Intrinsic-ID’s flagship product Quiddikey®  for secret key storage with a FIPS-197 compliant AES cryptographic IP core.

“The trend to application convergence and internet connectivity imposes higher levels of security in many electronic systems today”, said Tony Picard, vice president Business Development at Intrinsic-ID. “This trend is particularly noticeable in the mobile phone and tablet market space, where security has become a pivotal requirement for content protection and secure payment transactions.”

Confidentio™ leverages the superior security and anti-tamper characteristics of Quiddikey® in a pre-integrated security processing unit (SPU) IP that can be easily embedded in a mobile application processor, a Secure Digital (SD-) card or SmartCard.

Confidentio™ offers security processing for content protection, secure payment protection, secure communication channels and secure storage (local memory encryption and/or cloud storage).

Confidentio™ is the world’s first and only encryption module that has built-in key storage functionality without requiring embedded non-volatile memory, resulting in an extremely small silicon footprint.

“Confidentio™ relieves electronic system companies from the burden to integrate key storage and other cryptographic cores in a secure way”, said Rene Kohlmann, senior director of Dialog Semiconductor. “As such Confidentio™ offers a fast-track to security implementations for the fast moving consumer and mobile market.”

Confidentio™ is available for licensing now:

  1. As synthesized RTL (netlist) for hardware implementations, including in the smallest technology nodes (40nm and below)
  2. On Microsemi’s SmartFusion® customizable system-on-chip (cSoC), as well as ProASIC®3, IGLOO® and Fusion FPGAs
  3. In software version (ported on various embedded CPUs
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