NXP Delivers Enhanced Security Solution to Protect Personal Data for Payment and eGovernment Services
NXP adds PUF Anti-Cloning technology to its next generation SmartMX2 microcontroller enabling electronic identification solutions to thrive in the age of Smart Cities
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Sept. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today unveiled its next generation of SmartMX2 P60 Step-Up! that offers customers unique security features such as PUF (Physical Unclonable Function) anti-cloning technology for higher encryption key protection.
Today, many Smart City initiatives seek to make urban living simpler, safer and healthier. These initiatives drive greater demand for secure technologies to protect individual and financial credentials. To address this demand, NXP’s new SmartMX2 P60 Step-Up! Secure Element provides secure authentication and confidential data exchange.
To be first in market in smart cards, NXP is collaborating with MaskTech, the leading independent provider of high security smart card operating systems for electronic identification cards, travel documents and authentication solutions. Together, the companies will add PUF anti-cloning technology to secure smart cards for applications like ePassports, eID cards, driving licenses, health cards, payment cards and embedded security.
“Security and convenience for smart city solutions are of paramount importance,” said Managing Director at MaskTech, Dr. Hans Hanauer. “By adding the support for the PUF feature in the new MTCOS version, MaskTech stays at the leading edge of high security smart card technology. PUF is a completely new technology for the protection of credentials. We’re pleased to work with NXP, the leader in secure identification solutions, to deliver these smarter cards into the market.”