Infineon Brings Certified Security to Computing and Emerging IoT Applications: OPTIGA™ TPM 2.0 First to Receive Common Criteria Certification
Munich, Germany – September 25, 2015 – Certified security solutions from Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) enable protection of data, devices and networks in both mainstream computing and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). The leader in Trusted Computing today announced that its OPTIGA™ TPM (Trusted Platform Module) based on the latest TPM 2.0 standard is the first such device to comply with internationally recognized computer security requirements. The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) certified the device according to Common Criteria EAL4+. The Common Criteria certification is an independent third party process that helps system and device manufacturers select trustworthy solutions.
With Common Criteria certification, Infineon is first in the industry to support the forward-looking requirement that Windows 10 personal computers be equipped with TPM 2.0. This most recent version of the internationally recognized TPM standard (ISO/IEC 11889:2015) also addresses the security requirements of a growing number of IoT devices. Trusted computing based on TPM root of trust hardware provides robust protection for such devices as gateways and routers used in smart homes, mobile devices as well as connected industrial and automotive systems. Google’s new OnHub Wi-Fi router, Microsoft’s Surface™ Pro 3 tablet and many other platforms take advantage of InfineonOPTIGA TPM devices.
“Infineon has already provided embedded security to more than 350 million connected devices”, said Juergen Spaenkuch, head of platform security at Infineon Technologies. “Being the first supplier of a Common Criteria-certified TPM 2.0 device underlines our market and innovation leadership and opens the doors to new markets. Especially as the need for hardware-based security is expanding from traditional computing to include new IoT market segments.”
The Infineon OPTIGA™ product family offers tailored security for the IoT, ranging from basic authentication products to advanced implementations for protecting integrity, authenticity and confidentiality of information. In addition to Trusted Computing, Infineon is a leading provider of security solutions for M2M communication. Also, as a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, Infineon contributes to secured online authentication while its customized security solutions for smart mobile and wearable devices enable digital lifestyles.
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 2014 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 4.3 billion with about 29,800 employees worldwide. In January 2015, Infineon acquired US-based International Rectifier Corporation with revenues of USD 1.1 billion (fiscal year 2014 ending June 29) and approximately 4,200 employees.
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).