Cryptography Research and ALi Corporation Sign Architecture License Agreement for DPA Countermeasures

  Cryptography Research and ALi Corporation Sign Architecture License
  Agreement for DPA Countermeasures

  Broadened Relationship Enables Inclusion of DPA Countermeasures to Enhance
           Security for ALi’s Set-Top-Box System-on-Chip Solutions

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO & TAIPEI, Taiwan -- September 10, 2013

Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS),
and ALi Corporation (3041 TT), a leading provider of set-top box (STB)
system-on-chip (SoC) solutions, today announced they have signed an
architecture license agreement for the use of Cryptography Research’s
differential power analysis (DPA) countermeasure patents and technologies in
ALi’s  STB  solutions. By licensing and integrating DPA countermeasures, ALi
is securing its solutions against side-channel attacks at the SoC level. In
addition, this license agreement extends to software developed by ALi 
customers when executed on licensed ALi STB  chips.

This architecture license agreement follows a separate agreement in which
ALi’s latest generation of STB chipsets incorporate CRI’s CryptoFirewall™
security core.

“The growing demands of content security requirements cannot be ignored. Not
only does the industry require cost effective and innovative solutions for
which ALi products are well known, but also the advancement in attack
techniques necessitates the latest security technology to include protections
against side channel attacks,” said Daniel Huang, CTO at ALi Corporation. “DPA
countermeasures are an integral part of the robust security solutions we are
developing to ensure content is protected and securely deployed.”

“With this agreement, ALi is taking an important step in adding critical
layers of security to their set-top box solutions,” said Paul Kocher,
president of Cryptography Research. “We appreciate and share ALi’s desire to
improve the consumer’s ability to securely purchase, download, stream and
interact with premium content across their devices.”

DPA is a form of attack that involves measuring variations in the electrical
power consumption or RF emissions of a target device, then using advanced
statistical methods to derive cryptographic keys and other secrets. Strong
countermeasures to DPA are required to protect tamper-resistant products used
in applications including banking, pay television, mass transit, secure ID,
and wireless telecommunications. Cryptography Research has developed a
portfolio of over 70 issued patents covering countermeasures to DPA attacks,
with additional patent applications allowed or pending.

About ALi Corporation

ALi Corporation is a leading innovator and developer in the set-top box (STB)
system-on-chip (SoC) market. By fully leveraging its core expertise in the
set-top box industry, ALi solutions are recognized for their high levels of
integration, superior performance reliability, premier customer oriented
service and compelling cost structure. More than 120 Pay TV operators have
deployed its solutions globally. ALi Corporation was founded in 1987 with
headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, R&D centers as well as sales offices in
Hsinchu, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Geneva, Tempe Arizona, and
Seoul, and technical support teams throughout Asia. For more information,
please visit www.alitech.com.

About Cryptography Research, Inc.

Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc., 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 www.cryptography.com.

Contact:

CRI
Schwartz MSL for Cryptography Research
Sam Katzen, (415) 512-0770
cri@schwartzmsl.com
or
ALi
Camila Hsu, (886) 2-8752-2000
camila.hsu@alitech.com
Kenny Guan, (86) 775-2519-5788
kenny.guan@alitech.com
 
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