Crypto Quantique is the ‘Cybersecurity’ winner at the IET’s E&T Innovation Awards

The company is honoured for its work in harnessing quantum tunnelling within semiconductors as the foundation of IoT device security.

LONDON, November 25th, 2021 — Crypto Quantique, a specialist in quantum-driven cyber security for the internet of things (IoT), has today been named winner of the ‘Cybersecurity’ category in the prestigious E&T Innovation Awards. The company was honoured for its work in harnessing quantum tunnelling within semiconductors as the foundation of IoT device security. The award was made at ceremony at The IET’s headquarters in Savoy Place, London earlier today, hosted by TV science presenter, Fran Scott.

SHahram Mossayebi
Crypto Quantique CEO, Dr Shahram Mossayebi, received the ‘Cybersecurity’ award from TV presenter and event host, Fran Scott

Crypto Quantique’s semiconductor hardware IP, QDID, is a physical unclonable function (PUF) designed for standard CMOS processes. By measuring tiny quantum tunnelling currents, in the order of femtoamps, the PUF generates unique, immutable, and unforgeable fingerprints and cryptographic keys (random numbers) on demand inside silicon chips. The technology eliminates the need for risky and expensive key injection. It also obviates the need to store identities and keys in semiconductor memories, where they are vulnerable to leakage and attack.

This approach protects the IoT devices in which the chips are used against cyberattacks attacks, even those that may come from future quantum computers.

In fact, QDID has been independently verified against all known IoT attack mechanisms and enables semiconductor makers to more easily achieve EAL4+ security for their components. The technology has also been awarded PSA Certified Level 2 Ready certification.

Shahram Mossayebi, Crypto Quantique’s, CEO, said, “Winning this award is another outstanding achievement for our talented and enthusiastic engineering team. Recognition by the IET’s expert engineers and scientists is an inspiration and an honour that will stay with us for years to come.”

About Crypto Quantique

Crypto Quantique has created the world’s most secure end-to-end IoT security platform. At its heart is the world’s first quantum-driven semiconductor hardware IP, called QDID, that generates multiple, unique, unforgeable cryptographic keys for devices manufactured using standard CMOS processes. The keys do not need to be stored and can be used independently by multiple applications on demand. When combined with cryptographic APIs from the company’s universal IoT security platform, QuarkLink, the solution creates a secure bridge between silicon, device, software, and solutions provider.

The company, which is based in London, UK, was co-founded by Dr Shahram Mossayebi (CEO), an expert in cryptosystems, and Dr Patrick Camilleri (VP Research & Innovation), a semiconductor designer with significant experience in complex parallel computer systems.

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