Infineon OPTIGA™ TPM chips protect latest Microsoft Surface devices
Munich, Germany – January 13, 2016 – Microsoft puts emphasis on hardware based security to protect sensitive user data stored on connected devices. The company integrates OPTIGA™ TPMs (Trusted Platform Modules) from Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) into its latest personal computing devices. Among these are the new Surface Pro 4 tablet and the Surface Book, the first Microsoft branded laptop.
TPMs are dedicated security chips to store sensitive data such as keys, certificates and passwords separated from the main processor. This increases protection of the computing device from unauthorized access, manipulation and data theft. For example, the key and password of the Microsoft BitLocker Drive Encryption application are securely stored inside the TPM.
Infineon is recognized as the world’s leading supplier of security solutions for Trusted Computing. Microsoft’s personal computing devices rely on the OPTIGA™ TPM SLB 9665, the industry’s first certified security controller based on the latest TPM 2.0 standard. This standard was defined by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), an international standardization group with members such as Intel and Google. TPM 2.0 specifications are based on most advanced cryptography and security mechanisms. In addition, they particularly address mobile computing such as notebooks and tablets as well as IoT devices with special security requirements.
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2015 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of about Euro 5.8 billion with some 35,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).
Infineon is recognized as the world’s leading supplier of security solutions for Trusted Computing. Microsoft integrates OPTIGA™ TPMs from Infineon into the new Surface Pro 4 tablet and the Surface Book, the first Microsoft branded laptop.Infineon-OPTIGA-TPM
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