Designed to bolster efficiency and security during the chip manufacturing process, CryptoManager was first announced in June 2014 and hit its general availability milestone earlier this month.
“SoC manufacturing has become increasingly intricate and costly,” Rambus security marketing manager Zainab Al-Shamma explained.
“That is why CryptoManager is designed to help streamline and secure the complex chip manufacturing process. Indeed, the high availability platform runs at an extremely high volume and is capable of executing millions of transactions per day.”
According to Al-Shamma, the robust CryptoManager Infrastructure includes hardware appliances to automate and secure in-factory operations for the protection, distribution and authorization of cryptographic keys at all levels of the chip manufacturing processes.
Meanwhile, the CryptoManager Security Engine can best be described as a silicon core integrated into a SoC – providing a hardware-based root-of-trust for the secure provisioning, configuration, keying and authentication of SoCs during chip and device manufacturing.
In addition to helping address security needs for advanced mobile devices, CryptoManager enables additional features, including dynamic provisioning for cost effective device personalization.
“Simply put, CryptoManager provides a single UI across factory locations, real-time visibility into operations and remote feature activation,” Al-Shamma added.
“This means chip and handset makers can meet device personalization demands, reduce operating costs and accelerate time-to-market. Mobile device manufacturers can also more efficiently align the IC supply chain with future demand for diverse smartphone features – all while ensuring the security of secret keys and sensitive data.”