Mobile solution extends embedded security technology

February 22, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
To provide turnkey mobile security solutions, Infineon Technologies has introduced OPTIGA Mobile, extending the OPTIGA range of embedded security solutions with dedicated services around mobile security.

OPTIGA Mobile is intended to assist mobile device manufacturers and OS providers to improve the security of their products while reducing investment in security critical production equipment and processes.

“With OPTIGA Mobile, we provide all building blocks for implementing a hardware-based Root of Trust in mobile devices”, said Juergen Spaenkuch, head of platform security at Infineon. “Our customers can now seamlessly integrate our chips into existing production and logistic lines.... to maximise mobile security to the benefit of end users.”

Embedding security controllers into mobile devices is a challenging task: device manufacturers and OS providers face a broad range of security-critical processes as well as special logistic requirements for packaging and transport. With its OPTIGA Mobile offering, Infineon delivers customised turnkey security solutions and services directly to the customers’ production site. All security relevant production steps are handled within Infineon’s certified and secured manufacturing premises.

OPTIGA Mobile services include:

In-house generation and injection of keys (symmetric and asymmetric) and (CA-signed) public/private certificates

Pre-loading of customer provided static and dynamic data

Chip-individual code and data

Customer-specific marking and labelling on packages

Direct shipments to handset manufacturers or customer manufacturing sites