New Quantum-Enhanced Cryptographic Chip Released
Ultimate security for connected devices and IoT systems: Combining ID Quantique‘s (IDQ) quantum random number generator (QRNG) technology and KCS’ cryptographic communication semiconductor technology into one security chipset. This next generation security chip provides the highest level of security for IoT and connected devices and unrivalled protection against hacking.
In a digital and interconnected world, people and companies are using IoT connected devices for more and more services and applications, from healthcare to personal finance, as wel as the monitoring of industrial and utility processes. As with almost all connected and communication technologies, there comes an associated cybersecurity risk raising the need for security to the edge.
Today, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, SK Telecom and ID Quantique, the world leader in Quantum-Safe security solutions, present this new quantum-enhanced cryptographic chip co-developed with Korea Computer & Systems (KCS), a maker of IoT security cryptographic chips to secure IoT devices communication.
This quantum-enhanced cryptographic chip is an ultra-compact and low power chip that provides strong security functions to various IoT-based products and devices. Adding ID Quantique’s ultra-compact QRNG chip (IDQ250C3) to KCS’s crypto chip ensures trusted authentication and encryption of sensitive information and makes our connected world more secure. The combination of these two chips into one chipset is a more cost effective, compact solution. This solution enables board size to be reduced by 20% thanks to a higher integration level, compared to the case of mounting two existing and separate chips on a board. In addition, the new chip is in the process of acquiring the highest level of security from the Korean National Intelligence Service’s KCMVP certification body. This chip targets the fast growing security market with applications from national defense sectors to industrial and public sectors.
KCS, SK Telecom, and IDQ have been collaborating for several years, bringing to the market a whole range of crypto chip-based solutions aimed at ensuring and enhancing IT security without compromising on performance and speed.
The effectiveness of any cryptographic system is associated with the encryption keys it uses. In turn, the strength of the key directly depends on the degree of randomness used in its generation. ID Quantique was the first company to develop a quantum random number generator (QRNG) in 2001, and it has remained the market leader in terms of reliability and certifications, with its Quantis QRNG product family. ID Quantique’s chips can easily be embedded in a wide variety of hardware-security modules, data encryptors, IoT devices, communications systems for autonomous vehicles, drones, satellites, etc. QRNGs generate provably unbiased and totally unpredictable randomness with the highest entropy from a CMOS image sensor, using ID Quantique-patented quantum technology.
ID Quantique also provides long term security solutions for our customers’ IT infrastructures. Their Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) solution is used to upgrade existing fiber optic telecommunication infrastructures by providing provably secure and unhackable key exchange for data encryption and to guarantee data security and confidentiality for the long term.
To request more information or a quotation for any ID Quantique products, contact IL Photonics.