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PUFsecurity and Andes Cooperate to Integrate Crypto Coprocessor PUFiot into RISC-V AIoT Security Platform

(Taiwan, June 2nd, 2021) PUFsecurity, a security solutions IP company, and Andes Technology (TWSE: 6533), a leading RISC-V CPU IP vendor, are the first to incorporate PUFsecurity’s PUFiot crypto coprocessor with Andes Technology’s D25F CPU and its associated platform AE350. With this successful integration, PUFiot will become a part of the AndeSentry™ security framework from Andes Technology, offering a rich set of security solutions for the RISC-V ecosystem.

PUFsecurity jointly develops the security solution PUFiot with eMemory (TWSE: 3529), combining eMemory’s innovative NeoPUF, a physically unclonable function (PUF) that could be the chip fingerprint, along with the leading anti-fuse one-time programmable (OTP) memory, NeoFuse, and PUFsecurity’s root of trust and NIST CAVP-certified cryptographic engines (including symmetric/asymmetric ciphers, hashes, key wrapping, message authentication, etc.). Featuring multiple analog/digital anti-tampering designs to prevent both invasive attacks (such as those utilizing focused ion beam, FIB) and non-invasive ones (such as side-channel analysis), PUFiot provides a solid security boundary for chip protection.

Using PUF-derived chip fingerprints to internally generate key pairs and inborn IDs, PUFiot lowers the cost of supporting zero-touch deployment to meet the secure onboarding requirements of AI/IoT/5G multi-terabyte, networked devices. In other words, PUFiot can assist cloud-based application ecosystems in achieving zero-trust compliant security operations.

Andes Technology’s RISC-V D25F is a 32-bit high-performance processor core that supports single/double-precision floating-point operations, RVP P-extension (DSP/SIMD) instructions and Physical Memory Protection (PMP). The pre-integrated AE350 platform comprises AHB/AXI bus matrix, interrupt control, debug module, and commonly used peripherals such as GPIO, I2C, PWM, QSPI, UART, and WatchDog Timer. It greatly simplifies the SoC construction for customers. D25F processor with the AE350 platform has already been licensed to many customers for use in a broad range of markets, including the emerging AIoT applications.

AndeSentry™ security framework enables open collaboration and brings out a variety of security solutions. Now included in AndeSentry™, PUFiot provides secure storage, root of trust, and hardware cryptographic engines. When integrated with the D25F+AE350 platform, PUFiot supports system-level security features such as secure boot/OTA (over-the-air) updates and firmware/software protection. The combined solution is ideal for the growing secured AIoT applications.

The successful partnership between Andes Technology and PUFsecurity is a significant milestone for the security IP industry, which will lead to the development of even more cost-effective hardware security solutions for the RISC-V ecosystem.

About PUFsecurity

PUFsecurity is a subsidiary of eMemory and is dedicated to innovating PUF-based security solutions. By leveraging our technical acumen and achievements, including core IPs such as NeoPUF and OTP from eMemory, PUFsecurity brings PUF-based security to the market. The latest solutions include the integrated, five-in-one hardware root-of-trust module (PUFrt) and PUF-based crypto co-processor (PUFiot). PUFsecurity offers hardware security IP solutions with superior performance and cost-efficiency in a wide range of process nodes with our proven industry expertise.

For more information please visit: http://www.pufsecurity.com

About Andes Technology

Sixteen years in business and a Founding Premier member of RISC-V International, Andes is a leading supplier of high-performance/low-power 32/64-bit embedded processor IP solutions, and a main force to take RISC-V mainstream. Andes’ fifth-generation AndeStar™ architecture adopted the RISC-V as the base. Its V5 RISC-V CPU families range from tiny 32-bit cores to advanced 64-bit cores with DSP, FPU, Vector, Linux, superscalar, and/or multicore capabilities. The annual volume of Andes-Embedded SoCs has exceeded 2 billion since 2020 and the cumulative volume has reached 7 billion.

For more information, please visit https://www.andestech.com.

About RISC-V AndesCore™

Andes Technology’s comprehensive CPU includes entry-level, mid-range, high-end, extensible and security families to address the full range of embedded electronics products, especially for connected, smart and green applications. From 2017, Andes expands its product line to RISC-V processors and provides a total solution in V5 family cores, including N22, N25F/NX25F, D25F, A25/AX25, A25MP/AX25MP, A27/AX27/NX27V, A45/D45/N45 and AX45/DX45/NX45.

For more information about Andes Technology, please visit: http://www.andestech.com/

熵碼科技與晶心科技合作將安全處理器PUFiot導入RISC-V AIoT安全平台

(新竹台灣,2021年6月1日) 致力於PUF (Physical Unclonable Function)安全解决方案矽智財的熵碼科技與RISC-V矽智財領導廠商晶心科技(TWSE:6533),率先將力旺電子(TWSE:3529)與熵碼科技共同開發的純硬體安全處理器PUFiot,導入晶心科技具數位信號處理能力的D25F CPU及其應用平台AE350,並成為晶心科技AndeSentry™安全框架的一部分,為RISC-V晶片生態鏈帶來更完整的安全解決方案。

晶心科技的AndeSentry™開放性的安全合作框架彙集多種安全解决方案,其中PUFiot扮演安全協同處理器角色來執行應用所需安全功能,例如安全信任根、抗攻擊與防複製的安全存儲、隨機數產生器、符合美國NIST高安全標準的對稱/非對稱演算法與密鑰生成/管理機制、簽章認證與資料加解密功能,結合晶心科技的D25F+AE350平台,實現安全啟動、韌體保護、線上更新等更高安全性的系統級安全部署。

熵碼科技所開發之硬體安全處理器PUFiot,結合母公司力旺電子所研發的新一代矽智財Quantum-Tunneling PUF (NeoPUF 晶片指紋),與業界首屈一指的Anti-fuse NeoFuse OTP(One-time Programmable Function)存儲技術,提供晶片識別信任根基礎與穩固的安全邊界,並支持各種國際標準算法,包含對稱、非對稱、雜湊算法與SM2/SM3/SM4,提供彈性化的配備與客製空間。

PUFiot具備多項物理/數位抗攻擊設計,能進一步抵抗旁路攻擊(Side-Channel-Attack)與晶片防複製 (anti-cloning)。對於侵入式攻擊,比方對晶片做聚焦離子束(Focused Ion Beam, FIB ),也有良好的防禦效果。

利用晶片指紋產生密鑰對(Key pairs)與原生ID (Identity), 可降低實現零接觸部署(Zero Touch Deployment)的成本來滿足AI/IoT/5G數以兆計連網裝置的安全部署。協助雲端應用生態,達成零信任(Zero Trust)的安全運作。

晶心科技的RISC-V D25F CPU是32-bit 高效能CPU核心,支持單/雙精度浮點運算以及 RVP P-extension (DSP/SIMD)延伸指令; 而AE350應用平台具AHB/AXI匯流接口、中斷控制、除錯模組以及常用的周邊元件如GPIO、I2C、PWM、QSPI、UART和WatchDog Timer等,能讓客戶設計SoC更為容易。D25F搭配AE350已授權給眾多客戶並廣泛運用在不同的領域。

此次晶心科技和熵碼科技在安全矽智財的合作上別具意義,將為RISC-V架構下的晶片生態系統提供極具成本優勢的硬體安全解決方案。

關於熵碼科技

熵碼科技是致力於利用物理不可複製功能(PUF)發展創新安全解決方案的IP設計公司,為力旺電子之子公司。利基於熵碼與力旺團隊的技術敏銳度和研發成就,包括力旺電子的NeoPUF和NeoFuse OTP等核心IP,熵碼科技將為市場帶來新穎的PUF-based安全解決方案。 最新的解決方案包括五合一硬件信任根模組PUFrt和安全加密處理器PUFiot。 憑藉我們成熟的產業資源,熵碼科技將在廣泛的製程技術平台上持續開發兼具卓越性能和成本效益的硬體安全解決方案。

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關於晶心科技

晶心科技股份有限公司於2005年成立於新竹科學園區,2017年於台灣證交所上市(TWSE:6533)。晶心是RISC-V國際協會的創始首席會員,也是第一家採用RISC-V作為其第五代架構AndeStar™基礎的主流CPU供應商。為了滿足當今電子設備的嚴苛要求,晶心提供了高可配置性的32/64位元高效CPU核心,包含DSP,FPU,Vector,超純量(Superscalar)及多核心系列,可應用於各式SoC與應用場景。晶心並提供功能齊全的整合開發環境和全面的軟/硬體解決方案,可幫助客戶在短時間內創新其SoC設計。Andes-Embedded™ SoC的年出貨量在2020年,突破20億顆,而截至2020年底,累積出貨量已超過70億顆。

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