Munich, Germany – February 6, 2015 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today confirmed that its OPTIGA™ TPM (Trusted Platform Module) security controller is used in the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. Already recognized as the world’s leading supplier of security solutions for Trusted Computing, Infineon now expands its security expertise into tablet computers and mobile devices increasingly used in business applications.
With the rapid adaption of Internet of Things, the opportunities for security breaches will increase significantly. Therefore, the comprehensive security solutions are essential to protect the device and its data and ensure long term satisfaction of customers. The TPM is a powerful security controller which supports a wide range of security needs ranging from strong authentication to platform integrity checks.
“We are committed to provide the industry with a complete offering of security solutions to protect connected devices and infrastructure,” says Juergen Spaenkuch, Vice President and General Manager of Platform Security at Infineon Technologies. “Infineon’s support for Trusted Computing spans more than a decade, beginning before the first TPMs were shipped in the early 2000s. Today, an ever increasing number of system manufacturers recognize the value of the hardware Root of Trust as provided by our TPMs.”
Trusted Computing for mobile devices
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is widely recognized in product reviews for excellent performance 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 utilize 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 are better able to protect data, manage secure authentication, protect user identities and strengthen network integrity.
Infineon at Mobile World Congress
Infineon will exhibit its comprehensive portfolio for “performance and security in the connected world” at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, March 2-5. This includes security ICs and system solutions for protection of data communication between mobile devices, machines or vehicles, secured mobile transactions as well as device authentication and brand protection. Further information is available at: www.infineon.com/mobile
For the Infineon Press Release, please visit here.
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