Two “SESAMES Awards” for post-quantum cryptography on contactless security chip

By | November 29, 2017

Munich, Germany, and Cannes, France – 29 November 2017 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has been recognized with two SESAMES Awards for the world’s first post-quantum cryptography implementation on a contactless security chip. The prestigious industry awards were presented today at the TRUSTECH 2017 in Cannes. Infineon was awarded in two of six categories: Cybersecurity and eGovernment.

Infineon is a pioneer in the development of encryption mechanisms that can withstand the computing power of future quantum computers. The company is already preparing for the smooth transition from currently used security protocols to post-quantum cryptography.

Infineon is the first provider to transfer post-quantum cryptography to contactless smart cards. The small chip size and limited storage space for storing and executing such a complex algorithm as well as the transmission speed were challenging.

Further information is available at www.infineon.com/post-quantum-crypto

The SESAMES Award is presented to the best innovations in the field of digital security. A jury of independent experts selected the winners in a total of six categories at the TRUSTECH 2017 trade fair in Cannes, France. Further information is available at www.trustech-event.com

Visit us at TRUSTECH 2017 (Cannes, France, 28-30 November) at booth A/049 Riviera (Rotunde) and find out about the latest chip solutions for contactless payment, identification and transport ticketing. Further information is available at: www.infineon.com/trustech

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2016 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of about Euro 6.5 billion with more than 36,000 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

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