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  • NEOTION and Invia join expertise in hardware-based security

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    Aubagne, France – March, 26th, 2018 – NEOTION, a leading provider of secure solutions for Pay-Tv industry and recently targeting the IoT market, announced that Invia, as an expert in delivering analog, digital and software IP to secure ICs, has been selected as part of the next NEOTION Secure chipset design generation.

    Combining more than 15 year experience in security-by-design to the maturity of Invia’s IPs (with more than 1 billion ICs deployed), NEOTION is reaching the state-of-the-art security levels for its next chipset generation. NEOTION chipset range is developed on key hardware-based solutions and specifically designed to ensure future-proof security for sensitive markets such as the historic Pay-Tv industry as well as new markets (IoT market for instance requires security by design as remaining one of the top concerns for customers).

    NEOTION has integrated Invia’s IP to provide its customers with robust hardware-level protection against tampering and emulation. Invia’s secure IP core is an on-chip, hardware-based security block that protects the secret data and computations against intrusive attacks. Providing advanced security protection into its ICs gives NEOTION chipset a strategic differentiator to counter piracy in the Pay-TV markets.

    Sébastien DUSSUTOUR, Business Development at NEOTION said: “We’ve demonstrated since years that Security by design is key for NEOTION. Today, we confirm our longstanding collaboration with Invia to go a step ahead in offering secure edge technologies into our next chipset design generation.

    Vincent TELANDRO, Sales Director at Invia, added: “Expanding our successful partnership in the pay-TV domain to the new IoT markets is a great opportunity to demonstrate the scalability of Invia’s security solutions.

    About Invia

    Invia, a Gemalto company, assists companies in securing their products: we design secure ASICs; we conduct security audits; we deliver hardware and software security IPs. Invia’s portfolio includes mixed-signal building blocks and cryptographic libraries intended to protect system-on-chips against security threats - eavesdropping, probing, tampering, counterfeiting, cloning and reverse engineering - while minimizing the area and power overhead.

    Invia’s customers are system integrators addressing markets where security is a key requirement: pay-TV, military components, payment cards, smart grid, automotive and medical devices. Because security shall be addressed at each project stage, Invia’s expertise ranges from specification to certification through implementation and qualification.

    More information: www.invia.fr

    About NEOTION

    NEOTION is a French high-tech company providing innovative solutions for the international Digital Television market since 2000. NEOTION develops and distributes a wide range of DVB Conditional Access Modules (CAM) embedding the main Conditional Access Systems to PayTv operators across the globe.

    NEOTION is fully involved in delivering new and innovative solutions for the Pay-Tv industry according to the booming OTT adoption on the market during past years, offering in its portfolio secure OTT services on its CAM range combined with the appropriate HbbTV compliant TVs new generation or its headless OTT gateways for satellite fully based OTT Solution.

    For product information please contact bizdev@neotion.com and for Press, please contact, press@neotion.com

    More information: www.neotion.com​, and follow Neotion on Twitter @Neotion and on LinkedIn.​​​


  • Visit Invia's booth at Embbeded World 2018, Nuremberg, Feb 27-28

    ​​Exhibition&Conference

    Extreme miniaturization coupled with increasingly higher computer performance, efficient communication of networked, often also mobile systems – the developers of embedded systems have to meet enormous requirements. The reliability of electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the internet of things and solutions for future themes such as e-mobility and energy efficiency are the main topics right at the top of the agenda for the embedded sector and industry.

    Each year the embedded world Exhibition&Conference in Nuremberg offers the embedded community the opportunity to obtain information about new products and innovations, enter into an exchange and to maintain and develop valuable contacts. Around 1.000 exhibitors are presenting state-of-the-art technology in all facets of embedded technologies, from construction elements, modules and complete systems through to operating systems and software, hard and software tools right up to services covering all aspects of embedded systems.

    The embedded world success story

    In 2016, 30017 visitors gathered information from the total of 1016 exhibitors at embedded world. This leading international trade fair will no doubt in future also be one of the most important marketing and sales tools for the embedded sector. This is confirmed by the high satisfaction of the visitors.​
    • 95% of the exhibitors reached their most important target groups during the embedded world;
    • 93% of the exhibitors expect follow-up business due to contacts made​ during the exhibition;
    • 93% of the exhibitors were satisfied with the quality of the visitors at their stands;
    • 92% of the exhibitors were satisfied with the overall success of their participation in embedded world 2017;
    • 38% of all visitors were international guests, mainly from the European Union but also from the rest of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania as well as America.​​

    Feb 27 - Mar 01,2018

    Nuremberg, Germany


  • Visit Invia's booth at TRUSTECH 2017, Cannes, Nov 28-30

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​TRUSTECH, The Global Event Dedicated to Trust-Based Technologies, Discloses Its New Edition​

    Following a brilliant first edition in Cannes last year, TRUSTECH Pay, Identify, Connect & Secure – will bring together once again the entire payments and identification ecosystem in the Palais des Festivals de Cannes, 28th to 30th November 2017.

    The event was first held over thirty years ago under the name «Cartes Secure Connexions», to promote the newborn technology of smartcards. In 2016, it is re-named TRUSTECH to better reflect the way the industry and the event have evolved, and its focus on trust-based technologies.

    More than ever, this event is a unique opportunity to meet the whole ecosystem and get an insight into the latest in​​​novations in payments and identification industries.​

    ​​​350+ exhibitors and sponsors are expected – either to present their latest innovations on their stand or to pitch on the Innovation Stage. Among those who have already confirmed their participation: Be2bill, Dermalog, Ingenico, Matica, NBS Technologies, Next Biometrics, NXP Semiconductors, Otto Kuennecke, Spire Payments, ST Microelectronics, Thales E-Security, Verifone, … and many more!

    250+ international speakers will share their insights – young and talented entrepreneurs as well as opinion leaders from the payments, financial services, retail, identification and data privacy industries.

    Chris V​ALASEK, Security Lead at UBER, already confirmed his keynote. Chris will share his vision of the future of the IoT and will discuss how to reconcile connected objects/cars with security.

    The “Business Beyond Borders” initiative was launched by the European Commission to help small and medium enterprises develop their business internationally. In this context, TRUSTECH was chosen to organize free of charge business meetings for all its attendees (exhibitors, sponsors, visitors and delegates).

    More than 3500 international buyers will be personally contacted prior to the event in order to plan these qualified and targeted face-to-face meetings with the attendants of their choice.

    TRUSTECH 2017 will surely outshine the results of the first Cannes edition, which already overcame all of its expectations…

    About TRUSTECH

    The event was first held over thirty years ago under the name «Cartes Secure Connexions», to promote the newborn technology of smartcards. Now it has been re-named TRUSTECH to better reflect the way the industry and the event have evolved, and its focus on trust-based technologies. The event takes place every year at the end of November at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes on the French Riviera.

    About COMEXPOSIUM

    The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world’s leading event organizers, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors, including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. Comexposium hosts more than 3 million visitors and 45,000 exhibitors in 26 countries around the world. Comexposium operates across 30+ global economic growth zones, such as: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA.​​​​​

    Nov 28 - Nov 30,2017

    Cannes, France


  • HADES - Embedded test infrastructure for on-line secure measurements

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​HADES (Hierarchy-Aware and secure embedded test infrastructure for Dependability and performance Enhancement of integrated Systems​) aims at developing a hierarchical test infrastructure for on-line secure measurements within integrated circuits and electronic systems. In turn, these on-line measurements will enable self-testing, enhancing dependability features and, in general, facilitating uninterrupted high performance operation, while guaranteeing security requirements.

    Objectiv​​es​

    The project goal is to dev​elop an infr​​astructure enabling on-line safe and secure measurements, putting in place hierarchical tests for integrated circuits and electronic systems and thereby, guarantee high performance and on-line self-testing in a secure environment. The project envisions creating benefit at system and user levels thanks to the test infrastructure reused for hierarchical on-line tests in the respective field of application.

    • WP1 defines the needs and specifies the Hierarchical System Test Accessibility & Reusability (backbone of the Test Infrastructure) to be used by others WPs
    • WP2 provides Advanced Embedded Test Instruments & associated tools to be used in WP3 (it corresponds to the core of the Test Infrastructure)
    • WP3 develops and exploits the new capabilities offered by ETIs ( it is creating the Added Value from Test Infrastructure)
    • WP4 defines and ensures the necessary Security in Test as a constraint to WP1
    • WP5 embeds Demonstrators, Dissemination, Marketing and Exploitation of the overall project results

    Societal impact / Results​

    ​HADES will answer societal needs for connected and secure objects; it is creating the missing link from the Electronic System to the Electronic Components, the security of this link will be guaranteed. The quality, reliability and robustness of the Electronic System will be improved thanks to the monitoring of the Electronics Components which will provide data on ageing, failure detection, diagnosis, etc... HADES will help ensuring trusted components and subsystems for smart and secure applications and will also facilitate the deployment of securely connected objects as IoT. 

    HADES will contribute in the safety of :
    Emerging automotive smart applications
    Medical applications (as by e.g. in a sensor, an equipment or a transmission system)
    Avionic sand space domains
    HADES will also be key to increase quality, performance and energy efficiency by means of continuous monitoring and adaptation.

    Looking ahead​

    Offering more robustness and dependability to systems’ makers, HADES project will provide a key differentiator to the European innovations actors. It appears as a crosscutting contribution to the main European market value chains. The project universality (on-line test and dependability) will make results directly applicable to the project use cases markets (automotive, home/building automation) and, with adoptions, to any other market. ​

    Partners

    CEA-Leti      
    CNRS-LIRMM
    D4T Systems
    IROC Technologies
    INVIA Secure Semiconductor Meyreuil
    JTAG Technologies BV
    NXP Semiconductors
    STMicroelectronics
    TEMENTO Systems
    Thales Communication and Security
    TIMA Laboratory / Grenoble Institute of Technology
    University of Twente
    Université Pierre & Marie Curie / Laboratoire  d’informatique de Paris 6​

    Involved countries

    France
    Netherlands


  • Visit Invia's booth at Embbeded World 2017, Nuremberg, Mar 14-16

    ​​​​​​​Extreme miniaturization coupled with increasingly higher computer performance, efficient communication of networked, often also mobile systems – the developers of embedded systems have to meet enormous requirements. The reliability of electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the internet of things and solutions for future themes such as e-mobility and energy efficiency are the main topics right at the top of the agenda for the embedded sector and industry.

    ​​​​​Each year the embedded world Exhibition & Conference in Nuremberg offers the embedded community the opportunity to obtain information about new products and innovations, enter into an exchange and to maintain and develop valuable contacts. Around 1,000 exhibitors are presenting state-of-the-art technology in all facets of embedded technologies, from construction elements, modules and complete systems through to operating systems and software, hard and software tools right up to services covering all aspects of embedded systems.

    ​​​​​In 2016, 30,017 visitors gathered information from the total of 1,017 exhibitors at embedded world. This leading international trade fair will no doubt in future also be one of the most important marketing and sales tools for the embedded sector. This is confirmed by the high satisfaction of the visitors:

    • ​​​​95% of the exhibitors reached their most important target groups during the embedded world;
    • 93% of the exhibitors expect follow-up business due to contacts made during the exhibition;
    • 93% of the exhibitors were satisfied with the quality of the visitors at their stands;
    • 92% of the exhibitors were satisfied​ with the overall success of their participation in embedded world 2017;
    • 38% of all visitors were international guests, mainly from the European Union but also from the rest of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania as well as America.​
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    Mar 14 - Mar 16,2017

    Nuremberg, Germany


  • Multismart - The first Multibit technology for secure applications

    ​​​​​Coupling its Magnetic Logic Unit technology with Multibit architecture, Crocus will double the memory density per unit area of a single chip, enabling twice as much data and applications for any given chip

    Grenoble, France - Crocus Technology, a leading provider of magnetically enhanced semiconductor technologies and products, today announces it will develop a Multibit Magnetic Logic Unit® (MLU) technology for secure transaction applications and the Internet of Things (IoT). This will be the first secure microcontroller designed with a Multibit MLU architecture. By expanding the density of memory with no trade-off in the size of the die, customers will gain two important advantages. One is greater flexibility to offer additional features and functions. The other is the benefit of a more compact product that will ease integration in complex devices.

    Today, secure elements are based on flash memory or EEPROM, which are single bit per cell memory only. Crocus will be the first in the smart card and secure element market to release a product integrating a multibit per cell memory. Multibit per cell memory exists in standalone NAND and NOR storage applications, which always need larger density.

    Crocus’ engineering teams at its security division based in Rousset, France, will develop this new enhanced capacity secure microcontroller through the Multismart project consortium. The Secured Communications Solutions (SCS) competitiveness cluster, which focuses on contactless, M2M and mobile services, digital security and identities, the French Government and regional authorities are all supporting this collaborative project.

    Multismart project partners include Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, LIRMM, a microelectronic design and security skills laboratory, IM2NP, a specialist in semiconductor memory design and characterization, and Invia, a semiconductor design house focused on embedded security.

    Gemalto plans to develop a new operating system to address Multibit’s distinctive performance features. LIRMM and IM2NP will test, qualify and characterize the end-product, a secure microcontroller featuring a secure element.

    Crocus targets NFC (Near Field Communication), secure transactions and IoT applications. It is strengthening its positioning in the secure element market that is expected to reach 900 million units by 2017 for NFC applications up from 245 million units in 2013, according to ABI Research.

    “Crocus is thrilled to join a major global player like Gemalto and leading research laboratories LIRMM and IM2NP on a future development that will deliver a highly advanced product to help customers accelerate the deployment of multiple applications for mobile transactions and IoT,” said Alain Faburel, VP of the security business unit at Crocus Technology. “We have yet to fully exploit the full potential of our Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) technology. On top of existing MLU performance and security benefits, the Multibit technology brings even greater density. This means the ability to deploy more applications securely and provide our global security market customers with more available user data.”

    Crocus’ MLU is a nonvolatile magnetic technology offering significant advantages in performance, security and cost-effectiveness. MLU only requires the addition of three to four masking layers to standard CMOS, whilst bringing powerful benefits, including the unique ability to embed MLU-based secure memories and magnetic sensors into SoCs.


  • Visit Invia's booth at TRUSTECH 2016, Cannes, Nov 29-30

    ​​​​​​​​​​TRUSTECH, the global and largest event dedicated to trust-based technologies will take place from November 29th to December 1st at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, on the French Riviera.​​
    TRUSTECH (Incorporating CARTES) gathers yearly:

    • 18,000+ attendees
    • 400+ exhibitors & sponsors
    • 250+ speakers
    • 1,800+ CEOs
    • 130+ countries
    • 80+ media & institutional partners​​​​​​


    New Format

    The format of TRUSTECH has been completely redesigned: Two Events-in-O​ne: meet up with industry professionals and keep up with the latest innovations!

    ​CARTES, the exhibition for the Smart Card Ecosystem with stands

    TRUSTECH CONFEX, featuring the latest generations of Payment and Identification Technologies with packaged offers including booths, speaking opportunities, conference passes and communication tools

    FinTech, Start-up & Innovation:

    ​​​​​The event will bring together the next generation in payments and identification ecosystem, with a special focus on Start-ups and FinTechs. TRUSTECH Main Stage, a centrally-located area dedicated to innovation and inspiration & featuring a wide range of events ranging from Startup Pitches to Product Announcements.

    ​​​​​The unchallenged hallmarks of excellence, the SESAMES AWARDS, will reward the best innovations of the year in the field of digital security and offer to winners a radiant media coverage. This year the competition is open only to our exhibitors and sponsors.

    ​​​​​New Venue

    ​​​​​To meet the demands of its visitors and exhibitors, TRUSTECH Incorporating CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS is moving to Cannes (French Riviera) and its famous Palais des Festivals.

    ​​​​​Cannes and its famous Palais des Festivals has been hand-picked as the new venue for the event. For the duration of the event TRUSTECH will be taking over a town that attracts over 300,000 attendees per year, making it the number 2 location for Business Tourism in all of France. What’s more, the venue is tailor-made for entertaining, networking and after-hours relaxation.​​​

    Nov 29 - Dec 01,2016

    Cannes, France


  • PANDORE - Protection Against New kinD Of Reverse Engineering

    ​​​​​​​​Disastrous societal, social and economical consequences could show up if confidential data stored in secure circuits (NFC circuits, smart meters, banking cards…) become easily accessible by badly intentioned people. Several techniques, based on the observation, the perturbation or the inspection of such devices have already been used for attacking those devices. These attacks are generally realized with a two step approach. The first one consists in identifying critical functions within a transaction (time domain) and the position of these functions in the circuit (spatial domain). During the second phase, the attacker gather its mean over these functions, for instance to extract secrets or deactivate protections. The first phase, also called reverse-engineering phase, is critical for the attacker as it determines the efficiency to extract the secret in the second phase.

    Currently, reverse-engineering techniques are mostly based on the circuit visual inspection. Recently, more affordable techniques that also give timing information have been proposed and validated on test circuits. In the near future, the combination of several techniques, giving various spatial and timing resolutions, would lead to a multi-scale reverse-engineering. This approach will decrease the cost and the time of the reverse engineering step, significantly reducing the component security. 

    This is absolutely urgent that secure circuits manufacturers propose and validate efficient hardware and software protection against the multi-scale reverse-engineering techniques with a cost compatible with the targeted products. PANDORE’s consortium will include a small company, a major company and two academic laboratories. Each partner has recognized expertise in secure circuit and product design and has access to state of the art equipments to validate the proposed solutions. 

    PANDORE project objective is dual. It has to: 

    • Quantify precisely the threat linked to multi-scale reverse engineering techniques
    • Analyze the efficiency according to this new threat of current protections against reverse engineering and if necessary to purpose new protections

    The chosen approach to reach the first goal will consist in setting up multi-scale reverse engineering techniques that seem for us the most promising. With this in mind, we will improve the existing techniques by choosing probes and sensors more successful but also by proposing signal and image processing algorithms perfectly adapted. Data fusion (images and signals) obtained at different resolutions will be necessary to set-up the reverse engineering that we propose. This is a technical challenge already identified that will have to be unlocked. Indeed the data fusion necessitates specific repositioning methods in order to make some correspondences of geometrical and/or radiometric pattern at different spatial and temporal scales. Finally, to estimate the threat of these new techniques, it will be necessary to set them up over prototype and commercial circuits and then to quantify the obtained gain in spatial and temporal resolution. 

    To reach the second objective, it would be necessary to implement on prototype circuits current or in study protections against reverse engineering and to submit them to multi-scale techniques. According the obtained resistance, improvements of these protections will have to be purposed. This technological challenge is also very difficult to break as protections that are contemplated will have to be implemented on circuits produced in a large number (i.e. billions of units per year). We won’t tackle, in particular, costly protections contemplated to protect military systems (such as technologic library camouflaging, Sishell type encapsulation, Gore coating, reconfigurable logic, etc.) It is a matter of suggesting innovative ​and very low cost (few cents) protections against the full range of reverse-engineering techniques (that cost in the other hand, several tens of thousands euros).


  • French consortium announces development of a clockless smartcard

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​Grenoble, France, April 2013

    Tiempo, expert in the design of secured clockless chips, has initiated the collaborative project “​ASMART” with several added value partners to develop an innovative smartcard chip prototype. This chip will combine Tiempo secured clockless platform with CEA-Leti innovative contactless interface and Invia best-in-class security sensors. It also embeds a secured operating system developed by Gemalto, world leader in Digital Security, in order to effectively demonstrate the benefits of Tiempo unique asynchronous technology for secured contactless applications. Further on, the chip will be characterized by Presto Engineering and manufactured on the new 110 nm eFlash process developed by LFoundry Rousset.

    Tiempo asynchronous circuits offer unmatched benefits for secure transactions, such as very high hardware resistance to side channel and perturbation attacks as well as a natural adaptability to the energy-constrained context of contactless smartcards, always delivering maximum processing speed under limited and variable power budget.

    With the fast growth of contactless payment, transit and ID markets, the next generation of smartcard products faces the difficult compromise between improved security and faster transaction. The properties of Tiempo asynchronous logic shall allow achieving fast and secure contactless transactions, even under low or variable magnetic field intensity.

    “Tiempo has already demonstrated the speed/power performance of its asynchronous platforms, as well as its high robustness to hardware attacks as proven by external labs. We are very excited to collaborate now with our partners CEA-Leti and Invia for this full chip design, with Gemalto for the software and with LFoundry and Presto Engineering for the manufacturing and characterization process.” says Serge Maginot, CEO of Tiempo. “This new type of smartcard chips will enable end-users​​ to experience more secured and faster payment transactions for any kind of situation”.

    “CEA-Leti is proud to use his strong background in the RFID area and low power design to provide a contactless interface solution specifically optimized to use the low voltage operation capability of Tiempo’s asynchronous logic”, says Michel Durr, Analog & RF IC Design Program Manager, CEA-Leti.

    “LFoundry is very happy to actively contribute, with its newly developed 110 nm eFlash process, to this innovative project on high-performance and high-security smartcard chips”, says Jean-Pierre Delesse, Chief Marketing Officer, LFoundry Rousset. “The project objectives are fully aligned with LFoundry development roadmap, which includes technology innovation in a security-certified manufacturing environment and competitiveness”.

    “Presto Engineering is strongly committed to bridging the gap between an innovative prototype and a production ready chip for an asynchronous contactless solution. Industrial test challenges associated with such disruptive innovation demand creativity and expertise in order to be cost effective”, says Cedric Mayor, Director of R&D, Presto Engineering. “We are very excited to support a great market opportunity by delivering the foundation of its industrial test solution”.

    Preliminary silicon prototypes are scheduled for Q2 2013 and the first complete samples for Q4 2013. These prototypes will be followed by a campaign of proper certifications.

    The “ASMART” project is co-funded by the “Fonds Unique Interministériel” (FUI) and the “Fonds Européen de Développement Régional” (FEDER) and has been co-labeled by the two regional Excellence Clusters “Minalogic” and “SCS”.​​


  • 4TRAX - Advanced container traking and monitoring solution

    ​​Where is my container?

    Knowing all that has happened to a shipping container during its journey is now possible. The service is called 4TRAX, it's new and it's revolutionising the industry.

    Beginning in early 2014, the 4TRAX service will allow tracking your containers, wherever they may be across the globe, and monitoring all events arising between shipment and arrival at final destination. Status changes, location, movements, impacts or infractions... a tracking patch will keep you up to date almost instantaneously of the container's status. Stay informed, everywhere, at all times. 4TRAX​ ​relies on an efficient management system, flawless traceability and more robust security.

    4TRAX​, a solution currently being developed by Marseille-based company TRAXENS, is the result of a collaboration between leading French stakeholders in the freight ecosystem: MGI, GREENMODAL Transport, research laboratories and SMEs specialising in the design of secure microprocessors (Invia), energy recovery systems and M2M (Machine to Machine) connectivity.

    Stay informed, everywhere, all the time

    Transporting a containerised cargo involves scheduled or unscheduled events or incidents at any point between its stuffing centre through to its final destination. These may include administrative status changes, movements, location or any interference or impacts sustained by the goods and from now on can all be monitored by professionals almost in real-time.

    Shipping and forwarding agents, terminal and customs operatives will benefit from improved traceability, surveillance, safety, security and productivity thanks to knowledge of these events. Information on interference or impacts will result in lower insurance costs. Administrative and commercial information carried by the patch will offer protection against corruption and falsification of legal guarantees.

    The environment is not being overlooked

    From an environmental perspective, 4TRAX​ will measure the carbon footprint of each cargo, which will be passed on to the end customer who may then decide to opt for more ecological modes of transport at the pre/post routing stage.​

    Added value for MGI customers​

    When developing the AP+ Cargo Community System (CCS), MGI defined business processes for both private and public professionals. Today, the company is continuing to develop the CCS, by integrating the new needs of transport professionals at both industry and regulatory level.​

    MGI's role in the 4TRAX​ project is to improve the performance and security of goods transit through the port by integrating AP+ into 4TRAX​ . Information flows available within AP+ will be integrated into the 4TRAX patch, and then made accessible to everyone involved in the goods transport process.

    Performance and stronger security​

    MGI will also be abze to notify customers of events / incidents and the goods' location, neither of which is currently possible within AP+. This information will then be managed within the CCS, for example AP+ will issue an alert in the event of an impact or hazard and all those concerned with the shipment will be notified.

    The geographic range of AP+ will be extended to cover information about events occurring up and downstream of the port, as well as in the port area itself.

    Full-scale tests are being conducted in collaboration with GREENMODAL Transport on CMA-CGM containers. Marketing of these services is scheduled to begin in early 2014.

    4TRAX​ is accredited by the "Solutions Communicantes Sécurisées" (SCS - Secure Communication Solutions) and "Mer" competitiveness clusters. It is co-funded by the French Single Interministerial Fund and supported by the French Customs and Excise Authority, the PACA Logistique cluster and CRITT Transport et Logistique.


  • VEADISTA - Remote monitoring and smart alerts

    ​​​The VEADISTA project (Remote Monitoring and Smart Alerts) powered by Entr'ouvert is now launched.​

    The VEADISTA project aims at providing a technology related to the in-home care services and the care of dependent persons.

    The VEADISTA project relies on the conception of an ergonomic and low cost technology split in a bio sensors unit and a set of softwares to collect and analyse medical data, to elaborate pre-diagnosis, to enable the secure consultation of medical records and to enable the secure transmission of medical alerts.


  • Cryptography Research and Invia sign developer agreement

    ​​​​​​​​​​​A​greement enhances ASIC and FPGA security for subscriber identification modules, smart cards, PayTV, Secure ID, digital rights management, as well as military and defense applications

    San Francisco & Meyreuil, France -- (Business Wire​) -- Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus (NASDAQ:RMBS), and INVIA SAS (INVIA) today announced they have entered into an agreement enabling INVIA to develop products incorporating Differential Power Analysis (DPA) countermeasures for use by licensees of CRI's DPA patents. INVIA provides security-related semiconductor design IP and embedded software to ASIC and FPGA designers.

    "As part of our focus on delivering high-quality, tamper-resistant security blocks to our ASIC and FPGA customers, we are pleased to join the Cryptography Research DPA countermeasures developer ecosystem," said Robert Leydier, INVIA's president. "Working with CRI further strengthens the protection from major security threats we offer our semiconductor customers."

    DPA is a form of attack that involves monitoring the fluctuating electrical power consumption of a target device and then using advanced statistical methods to derive cryptographic keys and other secrets. Strong countermeasures to DPA help protect tamper-resistant products used in applications such as military and aerospace products, smartphones and other mobile applications, banking, pay television, mass transit, secure ID, secure storage, automobiles and consumer electronics.

    "DPA countermeasures are a crucial component of secure systems," said Pankaj Rohatgi, technical director, Hardware Security Solutions at Cryptography Research. "INVIA has developed DPA-resistant hardware cores tailored to address the anti-tamper needs of our licensees, and we are pleased to have INVIA join our DPA countermeasures ecosystem."

    Cryptography Research has been awarded a portfolio of over 55 patents covering countermeasures to DPA attacks, with additional patent applications pending worldwide. For additional information about CRI or the DPA Workstation™ platform visit www.cryptography.com.

    About ​Cryptography Research, Inc

    Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc., is a leader in semiconductor security research and development. Established by internationally renowned cryptographer Paul Kocher, CRI develops and licenses innovative technologies in areas including tamper resistance, content protection, anti-counterfeiting, network security, and financial services. Over five billion security products are made each year under license from CRI. Security systems designed by CRI scientists and engineers protect hundreds of billions of dollars in commerce annually. Additional information is available at www.cryptography.com.

    About Rambus Inc

    Rambus is one of the world's premier technology licensing companies. Founded in 1990, the Company specializes in the invention and design of architectures focused on enriching the end-user experience of electronic systems. Rambus' patented innovations and breakthrough technologies help industry-leading companies bring superior products to market. Rambus licenses both its world-class patent portfolio, as well as its family of leadership and industry-standard solutions. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Rambus has regional offices in North Carolina, Ohio, India, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com.

    About INVIA

    INVIA is a privately held company founded in 2006 by smart card industry veterans. INVIA provides security related design IP to ASIC & FPGA designers. INVIA products protect silicon designs against tampering, reverse engineering, cloning and other major security threats. INVIA also provides embedded software cryptography for ARM Cortex and SPARC processors. INVIA's IPs are used in millions of field-proven devices. Our R&D's experience in secure hardware and software exceeds 150 men years and is protected by a patent portfolio.
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  • Microsemi and Invia deliver DPA-resistant cryptographic on FPGA

    ​​​​​​​​​​​Aliso Viejo, California, December​ 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the immediate availability of INVIA's differential power analysis (DPA)-resistant products on Microsemi's flash-based FPGA devices and SmartFusion®, the industry's only customizable system-on-chip (cSoC) solution which integrates an FPGA  with analog functions and a hard ARM microcontroller core. DPA is a technique used by hackers to extract secret keys and compromise the security of semiconductors and tamper-resistant devices by analyzing their power consumption. Microsemi is the only major provider of cSoCs and FPGAs to hold a patent license from Cryptography Research, Inc (CRI) for DPA-countermeasures, and to offer INVIA's software libraries for AES, RSA and ECC cryptographic algorithms.

    ​"Our collaboration with INVIA provides our customers with leading-edge solutions that guard against the increasingly serious threat of DPA security breaches in government, industrial, financial and other high-profile applications," said Esam Elashmawi, vice president and general manager at Microsemi. "Combined with our ability to pass through Microsemi's CRI license to customers for many products, this allows them to employ DPA countermeasures quickly and efficiently—truly maximizing our relationships for the benefit of our customer base."

    INVIA's DPA- and fault-resistant cryptographic library runs on Microsemi's SmartFusion single-chip cSoC, which features a Cortex™-M3 MCU, a full-fledged FPGA and analog circuits all on a single-chip. Available immediately are INVIA's DPA-resistant implementations of the popular AES private key, RSA public key algorithms and ECC public key algorithm.

    "We're pleased that through our partnership with Microsemi, we're able to deliver customers crypto-algorithms designed to resist the most advanced side-channel and fault-injection attacks," said Martin Gallezot, marketing and sales director of INVIA. "Software with this level of security used to be available only on smart card-like devices. It is now available on SmartFusion devices."

    For more information on Microsemi's SoC products visit: www.microsemi.com/soc.

    About Microsemi

    Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor solutions for: aerospace, defense and security; enterprise and communications; and medical, alternative energy and industrial markets. Products include high-performance, high-reliability analog and RF devices, mixed-signal and RF ICs, ultra low-power radios, customizable SoCs, FPGAs and complete subsystems. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

    About INVIA

    INVIA is a privately held company founded in 2006 by smart card industry veterans. INVIA provides security related design IP to ASIC & FPGA designers. INVIA products protect silicon designs against tampering, reverse engineering, cloning and other major security threats. INVIA also provides embedded software cryptography for ARM Cortex and SPARC processors. INVIA's IPs are used in millions of field-proven devices. Our R&D's experience in secure hardware and software exceeds 150 men years and is protected by a patent portfolio.


  • Secret Key Leakage from PK Perturbation of DLP-based Cryptosystems

    ​​​​​Alexandre Berzati1, Cécile Canovas-Dumas1, Louis Goubin2
    1 CEA-LETI/MINATEC, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9, France,
    {alexandre.berzati,cecile.dumas}@cea.fr
    2 Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University,
    45 avenue des Etats-Unis, 78035 Versailles Cedex, France
    louis.goubin@prism.uvsq.fr

    Abstract​

    ​Finding efficient countermeasures for cryptosystems against fault attacks is challenged by a constant discovery of flaws in designs. Even elements, such as public keys, that do not seem critical must be protected. From the attacks against RSA [5,4], we develop a new attack of DLP-based cryptosystems, built in addition on a lattice analysis [26] to recover DSA public keys from partially known nonces. Based on a realistic fault model, our attack only requires 16 faulty signatures to recover a 160-bit DSA secret key within a few minutes on a standard PC. These results significantly improves the previous public element fault attack in the context of DLP-based cryptosystems [22].​

    Keywords: DSA, exponentiation, fault injection, public modulus, lattice reduction.​​