Lenovo selects embedded security solutions from market leader Infineon
Munich, Germany – April 4, 2016 – The new Lenovo ThinkPad® notebooks will be equipped with OPTIGA™ TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chips by Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY). The world's leading PC manufacturer thus responds to an increase of networking and associated security risks. In recent years, Lenovo has sold more than 100 million notebooks from the successful ThinkPad family.
Lenovo’s new ThinkPad notebooks based on the 6 th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor family use the OPTIGA™ TPM SLB 9670 chip which is specifically designed to increase the data security of laptops and tablet PCs. Sensitive data such as security keys, certificates and passwords can be stored in the TPM chip separately from the main processor and are hence better protected against hacker attacks. The TPM chip complies with the internationally recognized security standards of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).
Lenovo already uses Infineon’s embedded Secure Element (eSE) chips for its smartphones Lenovo X3 and Lenovo Vibe P1. The chips protect the security-critical functions of the mobile devices. This includes transfer of sensitive payment credentials when using the phones for contactless payment at points of sale as well as mobile ticketing in public transportation.
Internet of Things: demand for embedded security rising sharply
The latest IHS report forecasts a sharply rising demand for embedded security solutions (Embedded Digital Security Report 2016). Overall, the total market volume is expected to increase from 1.36 billion units in 2015 to nearly 2 billion units in 2020. This growth is driven primarily by the Internet of Things. Based on 2014 figures, IHS acknowledges Infineon as leader in embedded security with a market share of more than 31 percent in terms of unit shipments.
In addition to Lenovo, Infineon also supplies other industry giants such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Samsung with embedded security. The OPTIGA product family provides different levels of security for electronic systems. The range comprises complex IT-infrastructures with many servers and computers to single systems consisting of the device and the suitable accessory, such as a MP3 player and headphones. The OPTIGA security chips are embedded in the electronic devices and authenticate the individual elements of the system. As security requirements vary depending on the application, Infineon offers different product families: OPTIGA TPM for example protects system integrity of connected devices and IT networks whereas OPTIGA Trust helps to protect electronic components and replacement parts from product piracy.
Further information is available at: www.infineon.com/embeddedsecurity
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).
OPTIGA™ TPM chips increase the data security of laptops and tablet PCs. Sensitive data such as security keys, certificates and passwords can be stored in the TPM chip separately from the main processor and are hence better protected against hacker attacks.OPTIGA_TPM_Chip
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