Security is becoming more and more a requirement and not an option these days. Intel President and Chief Executive Paul Otellini said, “In the past, energy-efficient performance and connectivity have defined computing requirements. Looking forward, security will join those as a third pillar of what people demand from all computing experiences.”
Renee James, Intel’s Software and Services Chief said, “As we look at the businesses we’re in, we see that security is the No. 1 purchase consideration. We believe that we can enhance security with hardware and come up with a better solution.”
Elliptic President & CEO Richard White said, “I would expect to see that Intel will leverage this acquisition by developing new silicon processors with hardware embedded cryptography and hardware security acceleration combined with embedded software and services which offer end users and application providers a trusted computing environment. This root of trust will be essential for internet connected devices to be able to securely communicate, transact and touch premium content.”
This is the same approach that is core to what we do at Elliptic with our complete family of cryptography hardware cores, security middleware and our growing family of key management tools to allow our customers to provide the foundation of a complete root of trust to their end customers.