Samsung Electronics and Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of
Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), today announced an extended relationship,
enabling further integration of CRI's DPA countermeasure technologies
across a variety of Samsung semiconductor and system devices. This
agreement allows Samsung to provide protection against side channel
attacks in devices such as smartphones, payment chips, content
protection systems, and enterprise applications. Also today, Samsung and
Rambus announced they have extended their architecture licensing
relationship for 10 years, until 2023.
"DPA countermeasure technologies have been essential to Samsung's smart
card products," said Sunghee Cho, Samsung Vice President. "We now have
the opportunity to deploy advanced DPA countermeasures in other Samsung
devices requiring content protection and security applications."
"Strong security makes connected devices far more valuable by enabling
them to safely access higher-value data and services," said Paul Kocher,
president and chief scientist of Cryptography Research. "We are
delighted to provide technology to help Samsung enhance its leadership
position in securing products from dedicated security chips up to
Side channel and differential power analysis (DPA) attacks involve
measuring variations in the electrical power consumption or RF emissions
of a target device, then using advanced statistical methods to derive
cryptographic keys and other secrets. Countermeasures to these attacks
are required to protect tamper-resistant products used in applications
including banking, pay television, mass transit, secure ID, and wireless
telecommunications. Cryptography Research's innovations are reflected in
a portfolio of over 70 issued patents covering countermeasures to DPA
attacks, with additional patent applications allowed or pending.
For additional information on DPA countermeasures or Cryptography
Research, visit cryptography.com.
About Cryptography Research,Inc.
Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc., 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 cryptography.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening
new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation
and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions,
smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE
systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ
236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion.
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