Cryptography Research (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS),
today announced a license agreement with EchoStar Technologies L.L.C., a
subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS), to adopt the Cryptography
Research CryptoFirewall™ security core for use with EchoStar set-top
box technologies to protect against TV signal theft.
"We are committed to the strongest and most advanced security solutions,
and pleased to be integrating the CryptoFirewall core into our future
set-top box platforms," said Dave Kummer, Chief Technology Officer at
EchoStar. "Cryptography Research's technologies have an excellent
reputation for securing content, and the CryptoFirewall core complements
and reinforces the technologies utilized by our conditional access
The CryptoFirewall core is a self-contained ASIC security core that
provides a secure hardware foundation for signal security applications.
The core is designed to protect cryptographic keys and computations
within a chip even if surrounding components are compromised. The
CryptoFirewall core is integrated directly into leading video decoding
systems-on-a-chip, providing a robust and cost-effective solution that
is complementary with hardware and software-based conditional acces
"We are honored that EchoStar has selected the CryptoFirewall core as
part of its comprehensive and robust portfolio of security tools to
prevent piracy and signal theft," said Paul Kocher, president and chief
scientist at Cryptography Research. "EchoStar continues to deploy
strong, proven security technology across the hardware and software
level, and this announcement demonstrates their continued commitment to
providing a secure distribution channel for high value content."
For additional information on Cryptography Research or on the
CryptoFirewall product, visit www.cryptography.com.
EchoStar Technologies L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar
Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite
operations and video delivery solutions. EchoStar's wholly-owned
subsidiary, Hughes, is the world's leading provider of satellite
broadband services, delivering network technologies and managed services
for enterprise and government customers in more than 100 countries.
Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional business units
world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has
pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for
over 30 years, consistently delivering value for customers, partners and
investors through innovation and outstanding quality. Over the last
three decades EchoStar's contribution to video technology has had a
major influence on the way consumers view, receive and manage TV
EchoStar's consumer solutions include HughesNet®, North America's #1
high-speed satellite Internet service, Sling Media's Slingbox products,
and EchoStar's line of advanced digital video set-top box products for
the European free satellite and terrestrial viewer markets.
About Cryptography Research, Inc.
Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:
RMBS), is a leader in semiconductor security research and development.
Established by internationally renowned cryptographer Paul Kocher, CRI
develops and licenses innovative technologies in areas including tamper
resistance, content protection, anti-counterfeiting, network security,
and financial services. Over seven billion security products are made
each year under license from CRI. Security systems designed by CRI
scientists and engineers protect hundreds of billions of dollars in
commerce annually. Additional information is available at www.cryptography.com.
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