San Jose, Calif. and Eindhoven, Netherlands, February 27, 2014: NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), the leading provider of secure microcontrollers, received the Common Criteria Certification level EAL6+ for the company’s latest generation high security microcontroller P60 based on SmartMX2 technology, the highest achievable level by a semiconductor company. The certificate was presented by the German Government’s Federal Office for IT Security (BSI) during a ceremony held during the RSA conference in San Francisco.
“The certification, in accordance with Common Criteria, ensures a state of the art security level for products deployed in sensitive applications that include sovereign documents, ePassports and eID cards,” said Bernd Kowalski, Head of Department of Secure Electronic IDs, Certification and Standardization at BSI. “The certification will enable and support the governmental plans to apply this technology to new and highly demanding applications that include smart metering for the German eEnergy market.”
The Common Criteria scheme that has been applied illustrates a high level of flexibility and international acceptance. The newly certified NXP security microcontroller, with its state-of-the art performance, will be the platform powering the high-end of NXP’s A-series turnkey Cyber Security Solutions, and in particular the Security Module for Smart Metering and Automation Gateways in Germany. With this new certification, NXP further expands a track record of more than 100 certificates already issued for a total of four generations of secure microcontrollers.
“Continuous security innovations and step-up in security certification levels is part of NXP culture and a commitment towards our customers,” said Ulrich Huewels, general manager business line Smart ID Solutions at NXP Semiconductors. “NXP is at the forefront of providing the security solutions that meets the ever increasing need of privacy, protection of assets, transactions and critical Infrastructures in an increasingly connected world.”
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NXP Semiconductors N.V. creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $4.82 billion in 2013. Find out more at www.nxp.com.