Valicore, Infineon Enable Device Authentication for Embedded Systems

Valicore Technologies, a leading provider of custom security technology consulting and engineering services, tannounced it will partner with Infineon Technologies North America for embedded security applications based on Infineon’s SLE88 security processor. Infineon is a leading semiconductor company that makes chips for the smart card and security industry.

Valicore will develop software for a broad variety of embedded security applications utilizing the SLE88 in a surface mount form factor. This includes cryptographic key management functions, chip-level high security modules and embedded device authentication for anti-cloning applications. Infineon’s SLE88 family of 32-bit chip security processors offers high performance, includes an encrypted memory for key storage, and enables robust security protection at the chip level.

“With the increase of intellectual property theft via cloning, the need to protect a company’s IP is increasing. The SLE88 can be incorporated into the design of the product to authenticate its IP with high levels of security,” said Joerg Borchert, vice president of smartcard and security ICs, Infineon Technologies North America. “We are impressed by Valicore’s software development expertise and experience in optimizing the performance of the security IC (platform). We are confident that they are an ideal software partner to develop embedded security solution on our SLE88 security products.”

“We are honored to partner with Infineon for this work focused on such an important product,” said Greg Powell, president and chief executive officer, Valicore. “Infineon’s partnership with Valicore further validates our company’s growing success and demonstrates to the industry that services like ours can be a valuable asset to any company, regardless of size.”

The terms of the partnership are not fully disclosed, but Valicore will provide services to Infineon customers and prospects for embedded security applications engineering. Infineon is the world’s largest smartcard chip provider.

About Infineon
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society – energy efficiency, connectivity and security. In fiscal year 2006 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 7.9 billion (including Qimonda sales of Euro 3.8 billion) with approximately 42,000 employees worldwide (including approximately 12,000 Qimonda employees). With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the US from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol:IFX).

About Valicore Technologies
Founded in 2002, Valicore Technologies, Inc. is a leading technology consulting company specializing in applied cryptographic engineering services. Valicore combines an emphasis on embedded systems applications with its deep understanding of security architectures to implement high performance, high assurance products, including compliance to the demanding requirements of FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria. Valicore’s use of its advanced planning processes and reusable scheduling frameworks ensure that the firm consistently delivers high-quality, on-time services.