BALTIMORE, Md.---SafeNet Inc. here announced a licensing agreement with Samsung Semiconductor Inc., which will use the company's embedded encryption cores and technology in integrated circuit designs to serve business communications applications.
Samsung Semiconductor's Cubic Solutions Division plans to integrate SafeNet's EmbeddedIP intellectual property in custom ASICs, system-on-chip products, RISC-based ICs and other products, including smart card devices. The U.S. division of the South Korean chip company said it will used the IP cores to target system applications in virtual private networks (VPNs), network infrastructure, broadband security, and wireless devices.
SafeNet uses its SecureIP technology to offer security implementations of networks over the Internet and other shared networks for private communications. With the technology, Samsung can offer network device manufacturers "both faster secure data transmission and hardware s ecurity options," said Noel Park, senior vice president of Cubic Solutions.
Samsung's Cubic Solutions Division in San Jose is focused on development of large-scale integrated circuits and products for networking, wireless, personal digital assistants (PDA), digital TV, set top box, storage and display applications for the U.S. market.
Terms of the licensing pact were not released.