Panasonic develops Multifunctional secure IC for industrial IoT

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Panasonic develops Multifunctional secure IC for industrial IoT

Panasonic has developed a multifunctional secure integrated circuit. The company responds to the need for enhanced security measures to protect industrial IoT devices used in facilities like factories and warehouses.

Panasonic claims that its new IC with unique encrypting functions will boost the security of such devices. Sample shipments will start in February 2020. Since the use of IoT devices has been growing rapidly in a variety of fields, improved measures against increasingly sophisticated and diverse security attacks are necessary. Conventionally, an authentication key is written from outside the IC and retained in the IC. This new product generates and retains a unique authentication key inside the IC and deletes it after use, thus blocking any interception of the key and effectively protecting data.
Equipped with NFC, a wireless interface function, and a memory (ReRAM) highly resistant to radiation, the multifunctional secure IC is also applicable to medical devices and gadgets not connected to the internet.
The product secures the safety of the device over its entire life cycle, from manufacture to disposal or reuse. Due to the manufacturer, the new multifunctional secure IC offer improved security, NFC capability, a wireless interface function, and ReRAM that is highly resistant to radiation.

Author: Tim Cole
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