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IDT Invests in IoT Security

IDT Invests in IoT Security
by Daniel Nenni on 01-15-2019 at 7:00 am

As we are preparing for the “IoT Devices Can Kill and What Chip Makers Need to Do Now” webinar next week, Intrinsic-ID did a nice press release with Integrated Device Technology. IDT is one of the companies I grew up with here in Silicon Valley that pivoted its way to a $6.7B acquisition by Renesas.

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IDT is focused on automotive, high-performance computing, mobile and personal electronics, network communications, and wireless infrastructure. The common thread amongst all of those applications is security, absolutely.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 14, 2019 – Intrinsic ID, the world’s leading provider of digital authentication technology for Internet of Things security, today announced Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT), has licensed QuiddiKey, based on SRAM PUF technology, for security in its wireless charging products.

“Wireless power implementation is growing rapidly and expanding into multiple markets, so Intrinsic ID’s ability to help us deliver our technology in a secure, scalable manner was key to our choice,” said Dr. Amit Bavisi, senior director of SoC mobile engineering for IDT’s Wireless Power Division. “We chose QuiddiKey primarily for delivering cost-effective and robust foundational security. This strong anchor of trust singularly enables our customers to maximize their revenue and reassure their customers with the ability to hold counterfeits at bay. An additional, and more important, benefit is that the use of strong unclonable authentication for legitimate branded devices keeps consumers safe from charging hazards with counterfeits, which may not comply with industry-standard safety requirements.”

IDT delivers innovative wireless power solutions both for the receivers used in smartphones and other applications, as well as the transmitters used in charging pads and automotive in-car applications.

QuiddiKey is based on Intrinsic ID’s patented SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) PUF (Physical Unclonable Function) technology and allows semiconductor manufacturers to deliver IoT security via a unique fingerprint identity without the need for an additional security chip, such as a secure element. A root key generated by QuiddiKey delivers a high bar of security because it is internally generated, is never stored, and anchors all other keys and security operations to the IoT-connected product, such as a smart home appliance.

“IDT wireless charging solutions are used for an expanding range of applications, including small-footprint products such as fitness and health monitors, and charging solutions for smartphones. Authentication has become a necessity as providers of charging base offerings require control over their end-to-end charging system,” said Pim Tuyls, Intrinsic ID’s chief executive officer. “QuiddiKey’s ability to create unclonable identities for any IoT-connected product without the need for additional hardware is critical to profitably scale the IoT.”

About Intrinsic ID
Intrinsic ID is the world’s leading digital authentication company, providing the Internet of Things with hardware-based root-of-trust security via unclonable identities for any IoT-connected device. Based on Intrinsic ID’s patented SRAM PUF technology, the company’s security solutions can be implemented in hardware or software. Intrinsic ID security, which can be deployed at any stage of a product’s lifecycle, is used to validate payment systems, secure connectivity, authenticate sensors, and protect sensitive government and military systems. Intrinsic ID technology has been deployed in more than 125 million devices. Award recognition includes the IoT Breakthrough Award, the IoT Security Excellence Award, the Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award and the EU Innovation Radar Prize. Intrinsic ID security has been proven in millions of devices certified by Common Criteria, EMVCo, Visa and multiple governments. Intrinsic ID’s mission: “Authenticate Everything.” Visit Intrinsic ID online at www.Intrinsic-ID.com.