EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2012) - SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica company and Intrinsic-ID, a leading provider of security IP solutions, today announced SELEX's intent to use security IP cores of Intrinsic-ID in projects and applications where high levels of anti-tamper, anti-cloning and protection against reverse engineering are required.
To address these requirements the security IP cores of Intrinsic-ID are based on Hardware Intrinsic Security™ (HIS). In HIS secret keys are extracted like a silicon biometric or fingerprint from physical properties of the chip and only when needed; they are not stored so attackers have nothing to find.
SELEX Elsag, after a careful analysis of security IP offerings on the market, selected the security IP cores of Intrinsic-ID because of their superior level of security and their product maturity.
"We will be delighted to start a cooperation with SELEX Elsag, a market leader in terms of security products," said Pim Tuyls, CEO at Intrinsic-ID. "This is a clear endorsement for our HIS-based products into applications demanding the highest levels of security."
About SELEX Elsag
SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica company, specialized in the design, development and support of hi-technology systems, products, solutions and services to meet the needs of the following business sectors: automation, defence communications, professional communications, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), logistics and mobility, safety and avionics systems. The company has over 7,400 employees and is headquartered in Genoa, Italy.
SELEX Elsag is one of Finmeccanica's three strategic pillars within the defence electronics market, alongside SELEX Sistemi Integrati, which works within the defence, Homeland Security and radar sector; and SELEX Galileo, its centre for avionic and electro-optical systems. In addition, DRS is a US-based company specializing in defence and security electronics -- particularly for C4I environments -- and electro-optics for ground and ISTAR applications, and signal intelligence systems.
Intrinsic-ID is recognized as a worldwide leader in security solutions, delivering semiconductor IP and embedded software products based on Hardware Intrinsic Security. Hardware Intrinsic Security™ (HIS) technology -- also referred to as 'Physical Unclonable Function' -- offers superior anti-tamper and anti-cloning features and allows binding software to a particular hardware device.
Intrinsic-ID's security IP cores have been licensed and are publically endorsed by leading companies in the field of SmartCards, Automotive, Set-Top Box and Pay-TV, Networking & Communications, FPGA and Government applications.
Intrinsic-ID's security IP cores can be implemented in the hardware of chips or run as a software executable on an embedded CPU in a device e.g. a phone or tablet. Intrinsic-ID's security IP excels by its ease-of-integration in a standard manufacturing flow, its availability in all modern technology nodes, its scalability and small area and/or SW footprint which enables mass-scale deployment in cost-sensitive consumer applications.
Intrinsic-ID was founded in 2008 as a spin-out of Royal Philips Electronics and is headquartered in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.