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March 05, 2014

Wibu-Systems Intros USB Tokens and Memory Cards with Security Controllers from Infineon Technologies

Wibu-Systems is one of the leading suppliers in the DRM anti-piracy industry. The company has been an early adopter of new manufacturing technologies such as miniaturization and chip-on-board or the latest encryption algorithms. The company has also expanded its focus to adapt ISVs offering B2B and B2C professional solutions, along with industrial automation arena.

Recently, the company made a strategic move by forging a new partnership agreement with Infineon Technologies (News - Alert) to provide an EAL5+ certified security controller with integrated USB interface powering its entire product line.

The new offering, SLE97, is backed by ARM (News - Alert) SecurCore SC300 with 32 bit offers up to 1 Mbyte SOLID FLASH memory space. The USB interface tracks the USB2.0 full speed specification.

"The embedded system world is a niche we are more and more specializing in and where we are expressing a top global leadership", states Oliver Winzenried, CEO and founder of Wibu-Systems.

Oliver Winzenried said that the SLE97 security chip from Infineon Technologies will help them embed in all their tokens and memory cards, and this will provide customers with higher encryption performance, larger capacity for license storage, long term component support, and above all, a vaster temperature range which perfectly matches the needs of the industrial field.

Also, the Infineon security chip is supported by Common Criteria EAL5+ certification and this will permit Wibu-Systems to more competitive in those situations where prevention of software related crimes crosses the path of strong authentication.

"Data security and system integrity are the building blocks for connected systems such as Industry 4.0 or the Internet of Things. As a leading semiconductor supplier with deep system and market understanding, we are committed to offer the industry tailor-made solutions for secure embedded applications," said Carsten Loschinsky, VP and GM, Infineon's Chip Card & Security division.

With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the USA from Milpitas, California, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. In the 2013 fiscal year the company reported sales of 3.843 billion Euro.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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