Marvell Introduces Consumable Security Chip Using Cryptography Research's CryptoFirewall Anti-counterfeiting Technology

  Marvell Introduces Consumable Security Chip Using Cryptography Research's
                CryptoFirewall Anti-counterfeiting Technology

Marvell's PA800 provides secure authentication and management tools for
mass-market consumables and peripherals

PR Newswire

BARCELONA, Spain and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013

BARCELONA, Spain and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today
at the Mobile World Congress 2013, Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) announced the
Marvell^® PA800 consumable security chip (PA800) that implements a complete,
industry-leading solution to solve the challenges of robust system consumables
security. The PA800 implements Cryptography Research's (CRI) latest
Consumable CryptoFirewall (CCF) technology for use in systems that require
secure authentication and/or secure usage tracking for consumable items or


Increasingly, today's connected products - such as mobile phones, medical
devices, printers, batteries and automotive components - rely on advanced
security mechanisms to verify system integrity. Many of these devices,
however, must still allow system users to securely replace components,
accessories or consumable items. The PA800 product is an ideal solution. It
is a very low-cost, low-pin count chip that enables devices to
cryptographically verify both authenticity and usage across components

"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."

Using field-proven, integrated anti-tamper security technologies, the
Cryptography Research CCF solution provides consumers and manufacturers with
the assurance of authenticity. The CCF works in conjunction with the Verifier
CryptoFirewall (VCF) within the SoC to provide cryptographic confirmation of
validity. The VCF can be provided as either software or hardware to integrate
into the SoC.

In the mobile phone and tablet market, the PA800 can be installed in various
accessories - such as batteries, battery chargers, and docking hubs – where it
is important to guarantee authenticity. The host, by utilizing the VCF, can
securely determine the capabilities, authenticity, manufacturing date, life
cycle and other attributes of the accessory. In the printer market, the PA800
can be installed or manufactured into the ink/toner cartridges. A VCF security
core on the printer securely confirms the cartridge authenticity,
manufacturing parameters, fill level, and other lifecycle/status data. The
PA800 can be quickly deployed into future or existing systems.

The Marvell PA800 security chip is a highly secure low-power chip featuring:

  oCRI Component CryptoFirewall with integrated cryptographic security
  oOTP secure memory storage
  oA configurable I2C/SPI host interface
  oOptional LED/GPIO
  oAnti-cloning and anti-tampering technology

"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 that," 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 accessories."

With the PA800, security is maintained through the entire supply via a unique
multi-stage provisioning solution, beginning at the chip foundry through when
the PA800 is installed. The PA800 will be available to original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) directly and from a secure programming service and
distribution channel.

Marvell invites customers with potential interest to contact us for
demonstrations and additional details on use in your application. Marvell
will provide PA800 samples in July 2013.

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon
solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications
to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content
delivery, Marvell'sdiverse product portfolioaligns complete platform designs
with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At
the core of the world's most powerful consumer, network and enterprise
systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers toalways stand at the
forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people
around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to
their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the
human experience.

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