Infineon Advances Trusted Computing with New OPTIGA™ TPM Family

Neubiberg, Germany, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 -- (Business Wire India) 
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today introduced a new family
of Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) that broaden the application base for Trusted
Computing and mark the first availability of discrete security chips supporting
the next generation TPM 2.0 specification. TPMs are specific microcontrollers
that defend computing systems against unauthorized access and attacks. With
extended temperature range versions, support for either serial or parallel
device interfaces and ability to run either TPM 1.2 or 2.0, Infineon's OPTIGA™
TPMs support current and anticipated future requirements for hardware-based
trusted system applications across industrial, embedded, mobile or tablet and
traditional computing environments.  
The TPM was defined by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) - a standardization
body including leading IT companies - which provides open standards intended to
enable safe computing environments. Organizations use systems with built-in,
trusted hardware and applications to better protect business-critical data (for
example, using hard disk encryption), to manage secure authentication and
stronger protection of user identities and to improve secure communication in
connected computer networks. 
Infineon's TPM security chips successfully passed the most stringent security
tests to prove the chip's resistance against attacks. They have received TCG
certification based on the international security standard “Common Criteria”
and on TCG's own compliance tests. 
“With launch of the new OPTIGA™ TPM family, Infineon supports both the
evolution to higher security implementation with TPM 2.0 and the growing demand
for Trusted Computing functionality in computing systems,” said Juergen
Spaenkuch, Vice President and General Manager Platform Security at Infineon's
Chip Card & Security Division. “Since the first TPM devices were shipped ten
years ago, Trusted Computing has grown to encompass multiple types of computing
platforms and operating systems, based on the common requirement for a hardware
root of trust that verifies the authenticity and secure state of devices,” he
added. 
Each of the new TPM devices is based on a state-of-the-art Infineon 16-bit
security microcontroller and the company's SOLID FLASH™ technology. They meet
Microsoft Windows® hardware certification requirements, are recommended by
Google for Chrome OS systems and are supported in major open source operating
systems. 
Product Data, Availability 
The SLB96xx family is available with two package options, either TSSOP-28 or
even smaller VQFN-32, which at 5 x 5mm conserves valuable board space on mobile
platforms. Two temperature ranges (-20 to 80 degrees Celsius or -40 to 85
degrees Celsius) provide flexibility for different application environments. 
The SLB9645 is now in volume production. It has the I2C interface commonly used
in industrial, embedded and numerous mobile computing systems. Other new family
members, the SLB9660 and SLB9665, use the LPC interface used in x86-based
computing platforms. Samples of both the SLB9660 and SLB9665 are now available,
with production ramp planned by early next year.  
Security for the connected world 
Based on its core competences in the fields of security, contactless
communication and integrated microcontroller solutions (embedded control),
Infineon offers an extensive portfolio of semiconductor-based security products
for many chip card and security applications. With this expertise, Infineon is
helping to increase security in an increasingly connected world, for example for
mobile-e payment, for system security and secure electronic ID documents. For
over 25 years, Infineon has developed innovative solutions in the area of
hardware-based security and has been a global market leader for 15 consecutive
years. For more information about chip cards and security solutions at Infineon,
please go to: www.infineon.com/chip-card-and-security. 
About Infineon 
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system
solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy
efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2012 fiscal year (ending September
30), the Company reported sales of Euro 3.9 billion with close to 26,700
employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker
symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International
Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). 
Further information is available at www.infineon.com 
This news release and product pictures are is available online at
www.infineon.com/press 
Media contact details 
Karin Braeckle, Worldwide Headquarters,
Infineon Technologies AG,
+49 89 234 23424,
karin.braeckle@infineon.com 
Chi Kang David Ong, Asia,
Infineon Technologies AG,
+65 6876 3070,
david.ong@infineon.com 
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