|[July 03, 2013]
Altis Semiconductor Introduces an Innovative Secure Product
CORBEIL-ESSONNES, France --(Business Wire)--
leveraging its capabilities and long experience in secure products, is
announcing a new product using state-of-the-art cryptology and
technologies to address security and performances for mobile and
PLM IC: a hardware crypto chip
Altis is developing an Integrated Circuit (IC) embedding a high
performance, small footprint secure 32bit RISC processor and several
top-notch symmetric and asymmetric encryption engines, as well as a true
random number generator and memories. Some of these blocks are: AES 256
with 8 modes (ECB, CBC, OFB, CFB, CTR, CCM (News - Alert), GCM and XTS), RSA 4096bits,
ECC, Diffie-Hellman, El-Gamal, and various SHAs. The AIS 31 robust,
hardware-based True Random Number Generator ensures generation of secure
private and public keys.
This IC is hardened and can resist to fierce attacks and viruses. It
will be evaluated and certified as per ISO standard Common Criteria
The crypto IC encrypts/decrypts on the fly any data file or stream
coming in or out of the host platform. It canbe used for strong
authentication. Data can also be hashed, for integrity control. It can
be used for strongly secure PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) solutions,
as well as signature and certificates.
Its high data transfer rate of 100Mb/s (both ways) and low consumption
will give a clear advantage over other known products, in the building
up of secure solutions for mobile or connected devices. Its unmatched
transfer rate will especially suit the requirements of the coming
terminals. The PLM IC is ready for integration in a wide range of
Among other use cases, the crypto IC can be used in access and core
routers, enabling secure telecommunication networking.
AUTHENT'IC �SD100: a secure �SD token
The AUTHENT'IC �SD100 comes as a �SD package embedding the PLM crypto
chip and a flash memory. It can be plugged into any �SD slot of an
Android (News - Alert) mobile device.
The �SD card, a form factor selected because of its compactness and its
growing use in network-connected mobile devices, is an efficient tool
for secure storage and corporate BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
enablement. Memory size is initially of 4GB and can be partitioned by
end user, enabling the storage of secure and non-secure data on the same
Other versions will come with USB interface, support of Windows,
increased flash memory size.
The AUTHENT'IC �SD100 will be delivered with a robust password manager,
enabling users to safely manage many secure applications with only one
password. A development kit will be available to develop security
applications leveraging this strong hardware product.
Altis has started discussing with potential corporate customers, willing
to highly secure their usage of mobile devices and remote network
terminals, as well as various makers and distributors of mobile devices,
routers and network appliances.
Cloud users, outside of the corporate world, will also find good
benefits from this innovative product.
Sampling of the PLM IC and Authent'IC �SD100 are expected by November
2013. Production ramp up, following the Common Criteria certification
process, is planned for Q2 2014.
About Altis Semiconductor
Altis Semiconductor is an
independent and privately held company based in France with an
industrial campus in Corbeil-Essonnes, a city 40 km south of Paris. Its
baseline technologies come from the proven technology platforms of the
former shareholders, IBM (News - Alert) and Infineon. Thanks to its operational
excellence and strict quality compliance, Altis Semiconductor is an
ideal supplier of trusted security products.
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