April 23, 2014 8:23 PM ET


Company Overview of Cryptography Research, Inc.

Company Overview

Cryptography Research, Inc. engages in semiconductor security research and development. It develops and licenses data security technologies in the areas of tamper resistance, content protection, anti-counterfeiting, network security, and financial services. The company offers testing equipment, such as Differential Power Analysis Countermeasures, which enable security chips and other cryptographic devices to protect their keys; DPA Workstation, a side channel analysis platform used by security chip vendors, government organizations, and testing labs to evaluate and certify secure semiconductors; and CryptoFirewall, an anti-counterfeiting technology for Pay-TV signal security, as well as coun...

425 Market Street

11th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105

United States

Founded in 1995





Key Executives for Cryptography Research, Inc.

Chief Technology Officer and Vice President
Vice President of Business Development & Licensing
Vice President of Business Development and Content Protection
Vice President of Business Development - Tamper Resistance Solutions
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Cryptography Research, Inc. Key Developments

Cryptography Research and Fairchild Semiconductor Sign Patent License Agreement for DPA Countermeasures

Cryptography Research, Inc. and Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation announced they have signed a patent license agreement allowing for the use of CRI's patented inventions in Fairchild's integrated circuits. With CRI's patented technology, Fairchild's tamper-resistant integrated circuits are more securely protected against differential power analysis (DPA) and related attacks. This license also covers software developed by Fairchild's customers when utilized on Fairchild's licensed integrated circuits.

Entropic Completes Integration of Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall(TM) Security Cores

Entropic announced that the company has completed the integration of the Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall(TM) security core technology into its advanced line of multimedia set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) products. By incorporating CRI's technology into its SoCs. The company's ARM(R) -based advanced STB SoC solutions are designed for hybrid broadcast/IP pay TV networks to provide security, best-in-class integration, features, and ecosystem support required by global pay TV operators. By natively embedding the CryptoFirewall core into its silicon hardware, Entropic adds a hardened security implementation with silicon-based key management, a private bus for key delivery, and extra logic for specific conditional access and digital rights management (DRM) systems. The CryptoFirewall core is a self-contained ASIC security core which provides a secure hardware foundation for signal security applications. The core is designed to protect cryptographic keys and computations within a chip even if surrounding components are compromised. The CryptoFirewall core is integrated directly into video decoding SoCs. It provides a robust and cost-effective solution that is complementary with hardware and software-based conditional access solutions, protecting against piracy of content and services. Entropic SoC products embedded with the CRI CryptoFirewall technology include the advanced single-core STB SoC family, EN753x/EN754x/EN755x, and the powerful dual-core STB SoC line, EN757x/EN758x.

Samsung Electronics and Cryptography Research Extend Technology Relationship to Improve Device Security

Samsung Electronics and Cryptography Research, Inc. announced an extended relationship, enabling further integration of CRI's DPA countermeasure technologies across a variety of Samsung semiconductor and system devices. This agreement allows Samsung to provide protection against side channel attacks in devices such as smartphones, payment chips, content protection systems, and enterprise applications. Also today, Samsung and Rambus announced they have extended their architecture licensing relationship for 10 years, until 2023. Side channel and differential power analysis (DPA) attacks involve measuring variations in the electrical power consumption or RF emissions of a target device, then using advanced statistical methods to derive cryptographic keys and other secrets. Countermeasures to these attacks are required to protect tamper-resistant products used in applications including banking, pay television, mass transit, secure ID, and wireless telecommunications. Cryptography Research's innovations are reflected in a portfolio of over 70 issued patents covering countermeasures to DPA attacks, with additional patent applications allowed or pending.

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