In one of our recent blog articles some weeks ago, we issued IT security for embedded systems. An issue that semiconductor manufacturers are targeting for years already. Security hardware components are deployed in personal computers for many year to secure sensitive data such as security keys, certificates and passwords.
The latest press release from Infineon Technologies perfectly fits in this picture. The EBV partner announced that the world’s leading PC manufacturer Lenevo will count on Infineon’s embedded security solutions and will equip the new Lenovo ThinkPad® notebooks with the OPTIGA™ TPM SLB 9670 chip. The chip is specifically designed to secure sensitive data in laptops and tablet PCs more efficiently. Furthermore, it complies with the internationally recognized standard of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), a consortium of leading manufacturers of the IT industry.
Internet of Things Is The Driver
According to an IHS report there will be a rising demand for such embedded security solutions over the next couple of years. Reason behind this is the growing market of the Internet of Things (IoT). More and more devices and systems will be connected, which increases the need for more security not only in complex IT-infrastructures with many servers but also in single computers.
System Integrity Needs to be Ensured
With the OPTIGA™ TPM (Trusted Platform Module) from Infineon it is possible the store sensitive data separately from the main processor. Thus the systems are better sheltered against threads like hacker attacks. It protects system integrity of connected devices and IT networks. OPTIGA™ TPM may not only be mounted in notebooks, tablets or servers, but can also applied in typical IoT systems such as networking components and industrial or home automation.