Design win; Infineon gains Trusted Computing slot in Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet

February 09, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Infineon Technologies’ OPTIGA TPM (Trusted Platform Module) security controller is used in the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet, expanding the company’s design wins in the security domain into tablet computers and mobile devices for business applications.

The TPM is a security controller which supports a wide range of security needs ranging from strong authentication to platform integrity checks, offering hardware Root of Trust support.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Infineon comments, is being adopted as both a tablet and laptop replacement and continues to gain momentum in the commercial space. It is for example used in aviation, where security issues are paramount: Leading European airlines recently have chosen the device for their pilots to use as a connected flight deck.

The Surface Pro 3 is the first shipping computing device to use the higher security and improved system management features of the latest TPM 2.0 standard. The Infineon OPTIGA TPM SLB 9665 series is used in the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet.

TPM specifications are defined by the Trusted Computing Group, an international industry standards group, and published as open standards to enable a Root of Trust for security applications in a wide range of computing devices and environments. Systems with built-in TPM hardware, Infineon adds, are better able to protect data, manage secure authentication, protect user identities and strengthen network integrity.