Crypto Quantique joins RISC-V International as a strategic member to provide advanced security for the RISC-V IoT ecosystem
Becoming a voice of influence in the RISC-V technical direction for security.
LONDON, August 16th, 2022 — Crypto Quantique, a specialist in quantum-driven cyber security for the internet of things (IoT), announces it is now a strategic member of RISC-V International.
RISC-V is a free and open ISA enabling a new era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration. Becoming a strategic member includes such benefits as having a voice in the RISC-V technical direction discussions, enhanced and accelerated development around RISC-V, and enabling a new era of processor innovation.
QDID, which has been independently verified as robust against all known cyberattack mechanisms, measures quantum effects occurring in the fabric of silicon wafers to produce unique, unforgeable identities and cryptographic keys on-demand inside microcontrollers and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). The identities and keys create roots-of-trust for the chips used in IoT devices and edge nodes. QDID is a second-generation physical unclonable function (PUF) that eliminates key injection and the requirement to store keys in device memories. It fits in the security framework embraced by the RISC-V architecture.
QuarkLink is an end-to-end IoT security software technology. It works with QDID or other roots-of-trust to provide secure provisioning, automated onboarding to on-premises or cloud platforms, security monitoring, and certificate and key renewal or revocation. With QuarkLink, a few keystrokes can connect thousands of IoT devices to servers automatically through cryptographic APIs.
Shahram Mossayebi, Crypto Quantique’s CEO added, “We’re incredibly excited to join RISC-V International as a strategic member to bring enhanced IoT device security to an innovative open-source instruction set architecture. Our recent partnerships in the RISC-V ecosystem will lead us to the democratisation of security and compute in future designs.”
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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.
About RISC-V International
RISC-V International is the non-profit home of the open standard RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), related specifications, and stakeholder community. More than 3,100 RISC-V members across 70 countries contribute and collaborate to define RISC-V open specifications as well as convene and govern related technical, industry, domain, and special interest groups. RISC-V combines a modular technical approach with an open, royalty-free license model — meaning that anyone, anywhere can benefit from the IP contributed and produced by RISC-V. RISC-V enables the community to share technical investment, contribute to the strategic future, create more rapidly, enjoy unprecedented design freedom, and substantially reduce the cost of innovation. To learn more, visit www.riscv.org.
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