Marvell Selects Cryptography Research’s CryptoFirewall™ Anti-Counterfeiting Technology For Use in Consumable Security Chip

  Marvell Selects Cryptography Research’s CryptoFirewall™ Anti-Counterfeiting
  Technology For Use in Consumable Security Chip

   CryptoFirewall provides secure authentication and reduces counterfeiting
          business risks for mass-market consumables and peripherals

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- February 25, 2013

Cryptography Research (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), today
announced that Marvell has chosen its anti-counterfeiting technology, the
CryptoFirewall™ core, for inclusion in the Marvell PA800 Consumable Security
chip. The CRI Consumable CryptoFirewall (CCF) technology will be incorporated
into the PA800 solution, providing advanced levels of security, authentication
and/or secure usage tracking to verify system integrity. The PA800 is a very
low-cost, low pin-count chip that enables devices to cryptographically verify
both authenticity and usage across their lifecycle.

“CRI is the leader in security solutions across multiple markets. Their
CryptoFirewall solution offers our customers the most robust security solution
for connected products. Marvell’s PA800 with CryptoFirewall enables customers
to authenticate and track usage for consumable parts or accessories with ease
and confidence,” said Greg Allen, vice president, Printer Business Unit,
Marvell. “Now manufacturers building systems have a cost-effective and secure
method to protect the integrity of their systems.”

“Marvell is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions enabling
the digital connected lifestyle. Whenever devices are digitally connected,
security becomes a critical need and Marvell clearly understands the need to
ensure devices are secure,” said Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist at
Cryptography Research. “We are delighted to be working with Marvell to provide
customers with effective solutions for protecting their consumable items and

The Cryptography Research CCF solution uses field-proven, integrated
anti-tamper security technologies and provides consumers and manufacturers
with the assurance of authenticity. CCF technology authenticates devices at
risk for counterfeiting through a silicon core that provides cryptographic
confirmation of validity. The Verifier CryptoFirewall (VCF)-CCF core
authentication on the system side provides the flexibility to implement the
solution in either software or hardware on the device System on Chip (SoC).

For additional information on Cryptography Research or on the CryptoFirewall
product, visit

About Cryptography Research, Inc.

Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS),
is a leader in semiconductor security research and development. Established by
internationally renowned cryptographer Paul Kocher, CRI develops and licenses
innovative technologies in areas including tamper resistance, content
protection, anti-counterfeiting, network security, and financial services.
Over seven billion security products are made each year under license from
CRI. Security systems designed by CRI scientists and engineers protect
hundreds of billions of dollars in commerce annually. Additional information
is available at



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