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Winter 2021 Newsletter

Healthy New year! I hope that all of you are staying safe and are living through the pandemic in a good way. I am sure that 2021 will be better in many aspects and I am convinced that we will leave the pandemic behind us in the second part of the year.

At Intrinsic ID, we are still working from home. This is our fourth quarterly newsletter that comes straight from our home offices to yours, which means we are getting close to the milestone of working from home for a whole year. By now, most of you have probably gotten used to the concept, but I am also sure many of you are aching to see your colleagues in person again, instead of only online from behind a screen. Or maybe you are doing just fine and prefer to work from home more often, even when the pandemic is over. Everything is possible in finding our “new normal” in the (hopefully) near future.

We are happy to say that at Intrinsic ID we have coped well with the challenges of the past year and we have even been able to make 2020 our most successful year to date, as you can read below. With strong revenue growth and an expanding customer portfolio we have started 2021 in high spirits. With the rapidly growing adoption of PUF technology, we see it as our duty to facilitate the discussion about the future of PUFs. That is why we recently launched the website PUF Cafe. We believe more collaboration is needed to secure our digital world and PUF Cafe provides a neutral place for open and productive discussions on how to achieve this.

We hope 2021 has been off to a great start for all of you and we look forward to working with you to again achieve great things this year.

Stay safe and stay healthy!

Pim Tuyls – CEO, Intrinsic ID

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2020 Results
Intrinsic ID Reports Strong Growth in 2020 for Its Semiconductor Security Solution
Recently, Intrinsic ID announced its 2020 business results and outlook for 2021, citing record revenue and customer growth. Year-over-year sales were up 36% percent, marking the highest annual revenue to date. The company signed 15 new licensing agreements, strengthening its position in key markets including government/defense and IoT while expanding into new, high-growth segments such as the data center and automotive. Intrinsic ID’s QuiddiKey was recently chosen by Fungible to secure its data processing chips used in hyperscale datacenters.

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PUF Cafe
Intrinsic ID Launches New Forum to Advance Security Technology for IoT and Other Vertical Markets
Intrinsic ID is proud to announce it has launched PUF Cafe – a website dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art in PUF technology and ensuring it meets the evolving security needs of our data and devices for today and in the future. Intrinsic ID encourages security professionals from industry and academia, working with or interested in PUF technology, to join the community and help drive the evolution of this important root-of-trust security implementation for a wide range of vertical markets.

On March 3 (9am PT) PUF Cafe will air its first live webinar, called a PUF Cafe Episode, in which Pim Tuyls takes us back to the time before he co-founded Intrinsic ID. In the early 2000’s Pim was leading a team at Philips Research that was studying some of the earliest PUF implementations.

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Calix Launches new GigaSpire Gateways with PUF Technology
Calix, a cloud and software platforms provider that enables service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform, has recently launched new lines of their GigaSpire BLAST systems. These Wi-Fi 6 certified systems offer unmatched performance and coverage, as well as advanced instrumentation and analytics. All BLAST systems also boast cutting-edge security, based on Intrinsic ID’s SRAM PUF technology.

“Calix is proud to partner with Intrinsic ID to equip all of our GigaSpire BLAST Wi-Fi 6 systems with PUF technology,” said Shane Eleniak, Senior Vice President, Revenue EDGE Products at Calix. “By integrating this secure technology into our residential gateways, our service provider customers can be assured of the identity of the devices authenticating on their networks and limit their exposure to malicious activity.”

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Partnership Announcement
Device Authority, EPS Global and Intrinsic ID Announce Strategic Partnership
Device Authority, a global leader in identity and access management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), along with EPS Global, a worldwide provider of IC Programming and Secure Provisioning Services, and Intrinsic ID, the world’s leading provider of security IP for embedded systems based on physical unclonable function or PUF technology, today announced a strategic partnership. Through this partnership, customers can access end-to-end security lifecycle management and secure provisioning of PUF-enabled devices.

On Wednesday February 24, the three partners also hosted a webinar called “Secure by Design: Identity, Provisioning and Automation is the Key to IoT”. The replay of this webinar can be found here.

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Product Spotlight
Shining a Light on a Flagship Product: QuiddiKey
At the moment Intrinsic ID has one of its flagship products under a spotlight: QuiddiKey. This means that over the past weeks several new documents have been published about this product, including an Application Note about deriving multiple keys with QuiddiKey and one about creating an embedded key vault. Also several blogs have been published, while the spotlight period is far from over.

Keep an eye on for more documents coming up and register for the webinar “How to Protect Sensitive Data with SRAM PUFs?” on

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CEO Interview
Pim Tuyls of Intrinsic ID
SemiWiki’s Daniel Nenni interviewed Intrinsic ID CEO Pim Tuyls about his background in the semiconductor industry. They also discuss the past, present, and future of Intrinsic ID. What is the company’s position in the market and what makes Pim excited about the year to come?

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Protecting unmanned systems with flexible key management for FPGAs
Aerospace and government defense program users have unique needs when it comes to FPGA devices, both in terms of security and in terms of long-term deployments. Increasing use of unmanned systems and other autonomous assets has created new security challenges. Physical unclonable function (PUF)-based security technologies for FPGAs have been created with these unique needs in mind. These solutions are instantiated through the user configuration file, so they are easy to implement and can be applied to the entire range of Xilinx FPGAs – even those already in the field.

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