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Intrinsic-ID Enables Secure Boot Software Authentication on New VoIP Processor of Dialog Semiconductor

Unique SafeKey Secure Boot Feature on SC14453S VoIP Processor Is Based on Hardware Intrinsic Security Technology (April 24, 2012)

EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 04/25/12 -- The Dialog Semiconductor SC14453S is the world's first commercially available Voice over IP (VoIP) processor circuit that integrates Intrinsic-ID's patented Hardware Intrinsic Security IP -- also referred to as Physical Unclonable Function (PUF).

In Hardware Intrinsic Security (HIS) technology a secret key is extracted like a silicon biometric or fingerprint from silicon hardware directly and only when required.

By using this HIS-based fingerprint a firm binding of software and hardware is possible, offering superior levels of anti-tampering and anti-cloning characteristics.

This approach can ensure that only authenticated software can run on the SC14453S platform. A message authentication tag for a bootloader or software image of a particular customer is securely stored with the HIS IP of Intrinsic-ID, without the need for embedded non-volatile memory.

"We selected Intrinsic-ID's HIS technology because of its proven reliability, ease of integration and cost-effective silicon area footprint," said René Kohlmann, senior director at Dialog Semiconductor. "The resulting SafeKey solution for secure boot is programmable while at the same time providing authentication and top-level security."

"Dialog Semiconductor takes a lead position in providing the highest level of security in the VoIP processor market," said Tony Picard, VP Business Development at Intrinsic-ID. "Our HIS-based security IP enables Dialog Semiconductor's customers to ensure the integrity of their differentiating software with the highest level of anti-virus protection, through protecting their software with the electronic fingerprint that is unique for every device, making chips unclonable."

About Intrinsic-ID

Intrinsic-ID provides security solutions based on top-level security IP and software for cloud storage, mobile payments and content protection.

Its unique and patented Hardware Intrinsic Security (HIS) technology -- also referred to as Physical Unclonable Function -- offers superior anti-tamper and anti-cloning features.

HIS allows binding software, applications and content, to a particular hardware device.

HIS technology has received public endorsements by leading companies in the field of SmartCards, Automotive, Set-Top Box and Pay-TV, Networking & Communications, FPGA and Government applications.

Hardware Intrinsic Security is based on the fact that secret keys are extracted like a silicon biometric or fingerprint from silicon hardware directly and only when required. Attackers have nothing to find because no key is stored nor present in the power down state.

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 delivers complete one-stop-shop solutions including security IP, security architectures and reference applications to offer our customers a fast-track to market.

Intrinsic-ID ( was founded in 2008 as a spin-out of Royal Philips Electronics and is headquartered in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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