Innovative semiconductor solutions for added security
New technologies make everyday life more convenient: We shop, conduct our banking transactions and attend to dealings with authorities online, and we use keyless systems for opening cars and doors. However, new functionalities often harbor new risks. Weak points in inadequately secured systems permit identity theft and spying, data manipulation or counterfeiting.
Infineon’s semiconductor security technologies protect digital information from misuse: They guard over virtual money and sensitive electronic documents. Nowadays chips capable of processing encrypted data without converting it into readable text beforehand are used for the purpose.
Innovative semiconductors also protect notebooks and digital cameras against, for instance, inferior counterfeit batteries by electronic acceptance only of the original parts. Infineon chips also guard data security in the car, whether in data exchange, theft protection or in the electronic payment of road tolls and parking fees.
Infineon resolves the incompatibility of communication requirements and privacy. By combining hardware security and encryption technology, Infineon’s chip solutions form the basis for data protection and data security while upholding the freedom of the individual and supporting modern, convenient communication media.
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Digital networks are spreading rapidly – the world over. As we all know, data security is a key success factor in networked digital worlds – whether they be for electronic identification, smart grid energy management or cloud computing. Infineon increasingly supports Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) on IT system security.
Digital data needs the best protection possible. The World’s First Innovation Award® from German industry went to Infineon's Integrity Guard security technology for its robust protection capabilities. Integrity Guard protects sensitive applications such as credit cards and electronic passports against hacker attacks through end–to–end encryption of the data path.
In the very near future, most ID cards will use electronic chips. More and more countries are relying on chip technologies from Infineon to introduce electronic passports and ID cards. Now Infineon is delivering its innovative security controller for Europe's biggest electronic ID project – the new German ID card.
For more than 25 years, most of us have been using chip cards as company IDs or to get cash from a bank machine. However, security requirements have become more stringent for cashless transactions and logistics. Infineon is driving the industry trend toward flexible, contactless and secure chip solutions for a wide range of applications with its new SOLID FLASH™ technology.
Infineon developed its security technology "Integrity Guard" to deliver an especially high level of long-lasting protection for demanding applications including credit cards and electronic documents such as passports and ID cards. The data is not only stored in encrypted form but remains encrypted during processing – a “first” for security chips. Data is useless to eavesdropping hackers.
Whether passport, driver’s license or health card: chips are at the heart of electronic ID documents. And the demand for reliable semiconductor technology is growing. Infineon is now expanding its production of state-of-the-art security chips in the USA.
The ID card in chip card format is on the horizon and demands the most stringent data privacy protection standards. Infineon’s “Integrity Guard” technology and a new chip family are now revolutionizing the security standards for the highly sensitive, personal data.
Digital data manage everyday life unnoticed – whether it be automatic electricity billing, remote-controlled alarm system or in the coffee dispenser. Infineon’s new microchips guarantee dependable transfer: they are robust, rewritable millions of times over and withstand high temperatures.