Winbond to Use Rambus Cryptography Research Division Security Measures to Safeguard Data Integrity

Winbond to Use Rambus Cryptography Research Division Security Measures to Safeguard Data Integrity 

Hardware-based security technology will protect sensitive data and encrypted transactions in flash devices

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – September 22, 2015 – Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) today announced that Winbond Electronics Corporation, a leading manufacturer of top quality memory solutions, has licensed Rambus Cryptography Research Division differential power analysis, or DPA, countermeasures to ensure data integrity in products designed for applications requiring high level of security such as  mobile payment transactions, premium content protection, IoT and automotive. Specifically, the DPA countermeasures technology will protect against security risks in Winbond’s series of TrustMETM flash memory components.

“As we set out to provide our customers with the best, most secure hardware solutions, we knew that protecting against the  threat of side-channel attacks was a priority – especially in the mobile payments arena,” said Chester Hwang Business Unit Leader of Secure memory solutions of Winbond. “Rambus DPA countermeasures offer the best available solution for ensuring that Winbond’s TrustMETM flash memory components are protected from these types of attacks.”

The DPA countermeasure enables Winbond to introduce the world’s 1st tamper and DPA resistant flash memory component which is capable of passing high level industry security certifications. 

“As mobile devices or IoT objects  increasingly handle sensitive data and encrypted transactions, it becomes more important than ever to ensure their security,” said Paul Kocher, chief scientist of the Rambus Cryptography Research division. “Technology leaders like Winbond are increasingly looking for secure solutions to thwart side-attacks. Using our DPA countermeasures demonstrates Winbond’s commitment to provide their customers with hardware that’s protected from these very real threats.”

DPA is a type of side-channel attack that involves monitoring variations in the electrical power consumption or EM emissions from a target device. These measurements can then be used to derive cryptographic keys and other sensitive information from chips. Rambus DPA countermeasures offer a proven solution to warding off these attacks, protecting devices against the extraction of critical, private data.

For additional information on DPA Countermeasures or on Cryptography Research, visit cryptography.com.


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About Cryptography Research

The Rambus Cryptography Research division specializes in embedded security solutions. Our innovative technologies include tamper resistance, content protection, network security, payment, and transaction services. Eight billion security products are made annually with our security technology, and systems designed by our scientists and engineers protect hundreds of billions of dollars in revenues every year. Additional information is available at cryptography.com.

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Rambus brings invention to market. Our customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, and training improve the competitive advantage of our customer’s products while accelerating their time-to-market. Rambus products and innovations capture, secure and move data. For more information, visit rambus.com.

About Winbond

Winbond Electronics Corporation is a leading global supplier of semiconductor memory solutions, headquartered in Taichung, Taiwan.  Winbond’s major products include specialty DRAM, mobile DRAM, and Flash memories with Winbond’s memory business revenues in 2014 of more than US$1 billion. Winbond has approximately 2,200 employees worldwide, with offices in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Israel, and the USA.  For more information, please visit: www.winbond.com.



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