Infineon Technologies and Intel Collaborate to Serve the Rapidly Expanding Trusted Platform Module Market
Neubiberg, Germany – March 5, 2008 – Infineon Technologies AG (IFX: FSE, NYSE) today announced a collaboration with Intel Corporation to serve the expanding TPM (Trusted Platform Module) market. Infineon was selected as an Intel® Preferred Supplier of TPM 1.2 Client Software for Intel Trusted Platform Module (Intel TPM) 1.2 Hardware Solution. In this collaboration, Infineon will provide its TPM Professional Package Software to fully support Intel TPM 1.2 hardware solution. The software solution is fully compliant with TCG’s Trusted Software Stack (TSS) Work Group Specifications. This collaboration between security solution technology leaders will enable PC designers to take advantage of a cost-effective, flexible and reliable security solution for Intel vPro™ technology, Intel Centrino® processor technology and other fundamental business platforms.
The TPM Professional Package Software is being shipped since the year 2003 to manufacturers of notebook and desktop PCs, e. g. to Hewlett Packard and other brands.
According to a study of US market research company IDC, today more than 150 million notebooks and desktops are equipped with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM). IDC also anticipates the TPM market will increase to more than 250 million pieces shipped in the year 2010 alone. This equals an attach rate of more than 90 percent of all notebooks and desktops.
“We are extremely pleased with the opportunity to collaborate with Intel to deliver world-class security solutions to the computing market,” said Peter Bauer, Member of the Management Board and Head of Infineon’s Automotive, Industrial and Multimarket Business Group. “Infineon’s Professional Package Software support to Intel TPM hardware will increase the adoption rate to serve the growing market for security in the PC. Protecting the confidentiality and integrity of the data in today’s world has become a must-have for many PC users.”
“A core strategy for Intel vPro is to deliver a built-in manageability and proactive security environment on business PCs,” said Robert Crooke, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Business Client Group. “Infineon’s TPM software will complement the Intel TPM 1.2 hardware to help deliver enhanced security to mobile and desktop business PCs, including those with Intel vPro and Intel Centrino Pro technologies.”
Infineon’s professional package security software offers easy initialization, management and application support, centralized system administration, security and several state-of-the-art distinguishing features. Infineon is a promoter and board member of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) and is engaged as a project leader in several Open Trusted Computing projects funded by the European Union.
Further information on Infineon’s Trusted Platform Module chip, TPM 1.2 Client Software and Vista-ready TPM Professional Package 3.0 is available at www.infineon.com/tpm
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Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, communications, and security. In the 2007 fiscal year (ending September), the company reported sales of Euro 7.7 billion (including Qimonda sales of Euro 3.6 billion) with approximately 43,000 employees worldwide (including approximately 13,500 Qimonda employees). With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the U.S. from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX).