Welcome!

@DXWorldExpo Authors: Elizabeth White, Zakia Bouachraoui, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Carmen Gonzalez

News Feed Item

Marvell Introduces Consumable Security Chip Using Cryptography Research's CryptoFirewall Anti-counterfeiting Technology

Marvell's PA800 provides secure authentication and management tools for mass-market consumables and peripherals

BARCELONA, Spain and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Mobile World Congress 2013, Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) announced the Marvell® PA800 consumable security chip (PA800) that implements a complete, industry-leading solution to solve the challenges of robust system consumables security.  The PA800 implements Cryptography Research's (CRI) latest Consumable CryptoFirewall (CCF) technology for use in systems that require secure authentication and/or secure usage tracking for consumable items or accessories.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/SF36559LOGO-b)

Increasingly, today's connected products - such as mobile phones, medical devices, printers, batteries and automotive components - rely on advanced security mechanisms to verify system integrity.  Many of these devices, however, must still allow system users to securely replace components, accessories or consumable items. The PA800 product is an ideal solution.  It is a very low-cost, low-pin count chip that enables devices to cryptographically verify both authenticity and usage across components lifecycle.

"CRI is the leader in security solutions across multiple markets.  Their CryptoFirewall solution offers our customers the most robust security solution for connected products.  Marvell's PA800 with CryptoFirewall enables customers to authenticate and track usage for consumable parts or accessories with ease and confidence," said Greg Allen, vice president, Printer Business Unit, Marvell.  "Now manufacturers building systems have a cost-effective and secure method to protect the integrity of their systems."

Using field-proven, integrated anti-tamper security technologies, the Cryptography Research CCF solution provides consumers and manufacturers with the assurance of authenticity.  The CCF works in conjunction with the Verifier CryptoFirewall (VCF) within the SoC to provide cryptographic confirmation of validity.  The VCF can be provided as either software or hardware to integrate into the SoC.

In the mobile phone and tablet market, the PA800 can be installed in various accessories - such as batteries, battery chargers, and docking hubs – where it is important to guarantee authenticity.  The host, by utilizing the VCF, can securely determine the capabilities, authenticity, manufacturing date, life cycle and other attributes of the accessory. In the printer market, the PA800 can be installed or manufactured into the ink/toner cartridges. A VCF security core on the printer securely confirms the cartridge authenticity, manufacturing parameters, fill level, and other lifecycle/status data.  The PA800 can be quickly deployed into future or existing systems.

The Marvell PA800 security chip is a highly secure low-power chip featuring:

  • CRI Component CryptoFirewall with integrated cryptographic security
  • OTP secure memory storage
  • A configurable I2C/SPI host interface
  • Optional LED/GPIO
  • Anti-cloning and anti-tampering technology 

"Marvell is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions enabling the digital Connected Lifestyle. Whenever devices are digitally connected security becomes a critical need and Marvell clearly understands that," said Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist at Cryptography Research. "We are delighted to be working with Marvell to provide customers with effective solutions for protecting their consumable items and accessories."

With the PA800, security is maintained through the entire supply via a unique multi-stage provisioning solution, beginning at the chip foundry through when the PA800 is installed. The PA800 will be available to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) directly and from a secure programming service and distribution channel. 

Marvell invites customers with potential interest to contact us for demonstrations and additional details on use in your application.  Marvell will provide PA800 samples in July 2013.

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell's diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world's most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.

As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.Marvell.com.

Marvell and the M logo are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

For Further Information Contact:

Marvell Media Relations
Daniel Yoo
Tel: 408-222-2187
[email protected]

SOURCE Marvell

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

DXWorldEXPO Digital Transformation Stories
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
DSR is a supplier of project management, consultancy services and IT solutions that increase effectiveness of a company's operations in the production sector. The company combines in-depth knowledge of international companies with expert knowledge utilising IT tools that support manufacturing and distribution processes. DSR ensures optimization and integration of internal processes which is necessary for companies to grow rapidly. The rapid growth is possible thanks, to specialized services an...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...