EBV Elektronik, Infineon and Data I/O Present Industries First Personalisation Service for Embedded Security

Data I/O Corporation's SentriX security technology used to personalise Infineon's OPTIGA Trust E to provide turnkey authentication solutions
(PresseBox) (Poing, ) EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE: AVT) company and the leading specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution, is collaborating with Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Data I/O (NASDAQ: DAIO) to enable turnkey authentication solutions for its customers. The cooperation focuses on providing a secure and cost-efficient implementation process of custom certificates for authentication purposes on Infineon’s OPTIGA Trust E based on Data I/O Corporation’s SentriXTM Security Programming platform.

Authentication of products and devices connected within the Internet of Things (IoT) is critical as it is important to identify who is authorised to communicate, receive and submit data securely to the device. EBV and Infineon partnered with Data I/O Corporation to provide a trusted, secured and integrated security and data programming solution to their customers. Data I/O’s SentriX security programming technology provides EBV with a signing service to personalise Infineon’s OPTIGA Trust E products. SentriX technology is an easy and cost effective security solution to enable a secure implementation of custom signed secure elements for customers with any volume. 

“We are very pleased to cooperate with Infineon and Data I/O to establish this service which will enable high flexibility, cost-effectiveness, high security and customer specific certificates for smaller volumes and midsize customers,” comments Christian Krieber, Director Segment Security and Identification at EBV Elektronik. “Offering such value-added services is a core enabler for a variety of IoT applications since many of these applications start with small and medium-sized customers with smaller quantities or very specialised applications.”

“OPTIGA is the Infineon product family offering reliable and easy-to-use security for IoT and embedded applications,” explains Timo Grassmann, Head of Product Marketing Connected Device Security, Infineon Technologies AG. “Combined with the EBV services these products can be used to personalise products allowing customers to benefit from their full feature set and to integrate security tailored to their application.”

“Equipment OEMs are increasingly concerned about threats from counterfeits and intellectual property theft in manufacturing and are turning to authentication devices to secure their IoT products,” said Anthony Ambrose, President and CEO of Data I/O Corporation. “The SentriX platform enables a secure supply chain by providing a trusted, secured, and cost effective programming solution to embed OEM certificates into authentication devices. We are excited to collaborate with EBV Elektronik and Infineon to support the OPTIGA Trust E products and secure global supply chains.”

Service will be fully available to customers at the end of May offering signing service for Infineon’s OPTIGA Trust E. It is planned to extend this service to other devices of Infineon and other manufactures in the near future.

Background Information:

Infineon’s OPTIGA Trust E is a high-security solution for industrial automation systems, smart homes, consumer or medical devices that enhances protection of services, business models and user experience. Based on its 1-way authentication mechanism, it uniquely identifies objects and protects PKI networks. The turnkey set-up with full system integration and all key material pre-programmed aims to minimize customer efforts in order to maintain a fast and easy integration.

Data I/O’s SentriXTM Security Programming Platform is a highly flexible cost-effective security provisioning and data programming system for authentication devices, secure elements and secure microcontrollers. The SentriX Platform seamlessly combines Data I/O’s PSV7000 device handling technology, LumenXTM  Programming Technology, ConneXTM smart programming software and the SecureThingz Guardian HSM for a trusted, secured and integrated solution.  The SentriX Platform embeds a strong foundation of security, roots-of-trust and authentication in manufacturing to deliver a secure supply chain for trusted devices.

About Data I/O Corporation

Since 1972 Data I/O has developed innovative solutions to enable the design and manufacture of electronic products for automotive, Internet of Things, medical, wireless, consumer electronics, industrial controls and other markets. Today, our customers manufacture hundreds of millions of products each year using Data I/O security provisioning and programming solutions to reliably, securely, and cost-effectively bring innovative new products to life. These solutions are backed by a global network of Data I/O support and service professionals, assuring success for our customers.  For more information, please visit www.dataio.com.

About Infineon

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 2016 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of about Euro 6.5 billion with more than 36,000 employees worldwide. 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).

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