Freescale and Partners Join Forces to Increase the Security of the World’s Cloud Services and Data Centers

  Freescale and Partners Join Forces to Increase the Security of the World’s
  Cloud Services and Data Centers

Freescale announces support from Silicom and Green Hills Software for its C29x
crypto coprocessor with board and RTOS solutions optimized for data center and
cloud services security applications

RSA Conference USA 2014

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- February 26, 2014

As sophisticated cyber attacks on highly visible organizations are on the rise
and network data security concerns continue to grab headlines worldwide,
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is helping to enhance the security of the
world’s data centers, cloud services and web servers by collaborating with
partners to expand the ecosystem and availability of its flagship C29x
security coprocessor.

Two of the most recognized names in embedded security – Silicom Ltd. and Green
Hills Software – have worked with Freescale to establish new solutions based
on the C29x crypto coprocessor. Both solutions are engineered to provide
exceptionally high levels of security and performance. A highly advanced
C29x-based production-capable board from Silicom, and a robust, C29x-optimized
version of Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS)
are designed to help systems designers and OEMs secure the world’s cloud
services and data centers.

“With data security top-of-mind across the industry, Freescale and its
partners are working on C29x-based solutions that deliver exceptional
performance for the exchange and authentication of public keys in data
centers,” said Nikolay Guenov, director of product management for Freescale’s
Digital Networking business. “By combining Freescale’s security acumen and
world-class cryptography technology with the well established security
expertise of Silicom and Green Hills Software, Freescale is working to foster
trust and confidence for the world’s cloud services and data centers in these
times of uncertainty.”

An industry-leading provider of high-performance networking and data
infrastructure solutions, Silicom has created a new C29x PCI-E card - the
first production C29x board for OEMs to incorporate in their systems. This
solution offers industry-leading encryption performance to accelerate public
key processing in servers, data centers and security appliances. In addition,
Green Hills Software, an industry leader in embedded RTOS technology and a
long term partner of Freescale, has ported its acclaimed, security-certified
INTEGRITY RTOS to the C29x coprocessor. This combination creates an ideal
solution for secure key management applications, which require highly
“trusted” architectures to ensure encryption keys are secure in such
applications as online banking and video-on-demand servers.

The Green Hills INTEGRITY RTOS and Embedded Cryptographic Toolkit are
available now from Green Hills Software. Silicom plans to sample its
C29x-based board in early Q2 2014, with production planned for mid-year.

About Freescale's C29x security coprocessor

Freescale’s C29x crypto coprocessor is engineered to help the world’s top data
center equipment manufacturers efficiently scale to handle dramatic increases
in secure network traffic. The device enables multi-chip, single PCI-E card
solutions providing more than 120K RSA 2048 operations/second and outstanding
power efficiency.

Freescale at RSA Conference USA 2014

Freescale will demonstrate the C29x crypto coprocessor at the RSA 2014
conference from February 24-28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Booth
#1733. The demonstration will show offload of Public Key calculations from a
host system to a PCI Express card with a C29x crypto coprocessor.

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About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in embedded processing solutions,
providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive,
consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and
microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity - our
technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world
greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and
end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next
generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical
devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in
Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and
sales operations around the world. www.freescale.com.

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Contact:

Freescale Semiconductor
Americas
Jack Taylor, 512-560-7143
jack.taylor@freescale.com
or
Asia Pacific
Gloria Shiu, (85-22) 666-8237
gloria.shiu@freescale.com
or
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Laurent Massicot, (33-16) 935-7712
laurent.massicot@freescale.com
or
India
Anjali Srivastava, (91-120) 395-0000
anjali.srivastava@freescale.com
or
Japan
Kiyomi Masuda, (81-3) 5437-9128
kiyomi.masuda@freescale.com
 
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