AuthenTec’s Embedded Hardware Security Engines Deliver Industry-Leading Performance Across A Wide Array of Security Protocols
MELBOURNE, Fla and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 10, 2010 – AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leading provider of security and identity management solutions, and Tilera® Corporation, the leader in manycore general purpose microprocessors, today announced that Tilera has chosen AuthenTec’s SafeXcel embedded hardware security engines for use in its new TILE-Gx™ multicore processor family, targeting data networking, telecom and cloud datacenter servers. Tilera incorporated hardware security engines from AuthenTec to achieve throughputs exceeding 80 Gigabits per second (Gbps) for protocols such as IPsec, SSL and MACsec.
Integrated into Tilera’s new System-On-a-Chip (SoC) processor is AuthenTec’s SafeXcel EIP-96 Packet Engine, EIP-154 for Public Key Acceleration and True Random Number Generation, EIP-46 for SNOW3G acceleration and EIP-06 for KASUMI acceleration. These hardware security engines greatly enhance the cryptographic capabilities of the TILE-Gx processors, a critical feature for secure communications and cloud-based computing. AuthenTec’s QuickSec IPsec/MACsec Software Toolkits running on the TILE-Gx™ processor family enables networking and telecom OEMs to deploy a complete security solution that offers seamless security hardware and software integration.
Manycore processors address the high performance needs of diverse applications such as networking, wireless infrastructure, digital multimedia, and cloud computing. Tilera’s TILE-Gx family of processors features the highest performance per watt of any general purpose processor making them ideal for these markets. AuthenTec’s SafeXcel Hardware IP and QuickSec IPsec/MACsec Software toolkits are designed from the ground up to meet the levels of performance and power efficiency required. Combining the strength of both Tilera and AuthenTec makes developing applications in this space both fast and easy.
“AuthenTec’s robust security offerings covered all our critical security application needs. Their excellent support and the off-the-shelf hardware IP and software helped us quickly achieve the security requirements and throughput performance of this revolutionary new manycore processor,” said Bob Doud, Director of Marketing at Tilera. “Their SafeXcel IP cores and QuickSec Software Toolkits are very well suited to our manycore processor architectures, and we appreciate the standards knowledge and cryptographic expertise AuthenTec brings to the table in the development of this innovative SoC.”
“Tilera is recognized as a leader in manycore processing, and we are very pleased to provide best-in-class security solutions and expertise for their new TILE-Gx processor,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, Vice President of AuthenTec’s Embedded Security Solutions. “Our SafeXcel IP cores, designed specifically for multicore processor architectures, were a great fit, providing all the required industry standards compliance needed for easy integration of IPsec, MACsec, and encryption and key negotiation acceleration. With the SafeXcel IP cores and QuickSec Software Toolkits, Tilera can bring this processor family to market quickly and cost-effectively.”
The TILE-Gx incorporates a two-dimensional array of computing elements, each referred to as a “tile.” 16 to 100 tiles are arranged in a grid and connected by multiple two-dimensional mesh networks. Core size and the number of cores needed to support new applications, such as digital video and complex network applications, were key considerations in the TILE-Gx’s overall design. Tilera’s fundamental design optimizes core size/complexity and power consumption to deliver the highest compute per watt, while maintaining familiar programming environments and memory management methods.
AuthenTec's award-winning SafeXcel™ semiconductor IP and QuickSec Software toolkits enable complete security systems – delivering fast time-to-market while reducing design and engineering cost. QuickSec IPsec is the world’s foremost IPsec toolkit and along with QuickSec MACsec provides total wired security at Layer 2 and 3. SafeXcel IP security engines enable silicon-proven security in next-generation SoC and Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) designs. AuthenTec’s comprehensive security systems are deployed by the world’s leading chip manufacturers and networking OEMs, including Cisco, HP, Juniper Networks, IBM, Alcatel-Lucent, ARM, Cavium Networks, Applied Micro, AMD, Hitachi, PMC-Sierra, Samsung, Faraday, Siemens, and Texas Instruments.
AuthenTec solutions address the growing demand for security and authentication for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company provides the most advanced levels of security, reliability, and performance for mobile phone users, mobile operators, content providers, embedded security developers, chip designers and many others, saving them time and money while optimizing performance.
AuthenTec is the world’s #1 provider of fingerprint sensors, identity management software, and embedded security solutions. AuthenTec solutions address enterprise, consumer and government applications for a growing base of top tier global customers. Already shipped on hundreds of millions of devices, the Company's smart sensor products, software and embedded security solutions are used virtually everywhere, from the PC on your desk to the mobile device in your hand to the server in the cloud. AuthenTec offers developers and users secure and convenient ways to manage today's rapidly evolving digital identities and security needs. For more information, visit http://www.authentec.com/.
Tilera® Corporation is the industry leader in highly scalable general purpose manycore processors for networking, wireless, and multimedia infrastructure applications. Tilera's processors are based on its breakthrough iMesh™ architecture that scales to hundreds of RISC-based cores on a single chip. The distributed nature of Tilera's revolutionary architecture and the standards-based tools, including ANSI C/C++ compiler, GNU tools and Eclipse IDE, deliver an unprecedented combination of performance, power efficiency and programming flexibility. Tilera was founded in October 2004, and now provides two product families: TILE64™ processors and TILEPro™ processors, with its latest TILE-Gx family coming out in 2011. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with locations in Westborough, Mass., Glasgow, UK, Yokohama, Japan, Shanghai and Beijing, China. For more information, visit http://www.tilera.com.