Intrinsic ID Earns Frost & Sullivan’s Recognition as a Technology Leader for Its Unique Embedded Authentication Solution Technology 

The company’s wide range of solutions delivers cost-effective and scalable security for IoT devices

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Oct. 23, 2017 — Based on its recent analysis of the device-level digital authentication technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Intrinsic ID with the 2017 North American Technology Leadership Award for embedded authentication solutions based on its static random-access memory (SRAM) physical unclonable function (PUF) technology.

Growing security threats are leading to a widespread need for embedded authentication solutions in IoT devices that have very limited system resources, such as memory, thus, making it difficult to have any kind of security solution running on the device itself.

“IoT semiconductor, device, and system manufacturers need device-level digital authentication technology that can scale with the surging volume of IoT devices to secure their products and deliver trustworthy solutions,” said Sankara Narayanan, Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan.

Intrinsic ID stands out from its competitors through its use of SRAM PUF technology, which securely and reliably leverages the inherent manufacturing variations in silicon chips—deep submicron random variations in semiconductors such as microprocessors—that are an inherent part of the semiconductor manufacturing process and make each transistor and each piece of silicon unique, comparable to a human fingerprint. This approach makes it impossible to create an exact clone of a piece of silicon. Intrinsic ID’s technology uses such silicon fingerprints to generate unique IDs and cryptographic keys. No special equipment is required to burn it, and no third party is necessary to inject it, which is unique to Intrinsic ID’s solution.

Frost & Sullivan analysis indicates that Intrinsic ID’s technology, apart from being unique, provides one of the highest levels of security and protection available due to the following features:

  • No permanent storage: Traditional key injection methods store security keys in the system, leaving them vulnerable to theft or cloning. Intrinsic ID’s method does not store the keys and they are present only when the device is active.
  • Cost-effective solution: Intrinsic ID’s solutions can extract keys without any additional hardware, offering a low cost of implementation.
  • Range of product offerings: QUIDDIKEY (secure key management solution via hardware IP), BROADKEY (secure key management software via software IP), FUZZY ID (silicon fingerprint device identification), SPARTAN (digital authentication software for authenticating IoT devices), QUIDDICARD (key management and anti-counterfeiting software), and CITADEL (key provisioning system for IoT security) are key storage solutions to create, wrap, and manage keys.

Intrinsic ID’s comprehensive SRAM PUF technology is also scalable across a range of industries, from Industrial IoT (IIoT) to financial transactions to government and defense. Furthermore, it is deployable not only in low-power IoT devices, but also in high-end, defense-grade, and datacenter components, including products that have passed certification by Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL6+), EMVCo, and Visa, to name a few.

The company has also built an extensive global ecosystem of partners, including integration companies and chip manufacturers; system vendors; cloud services vendors; and semiconductor companies, which enables broad deployment of its technology.

“Intrinsic ID has established partnerships with some of the most prominent chip manufacturers in the industry, including Dialog Semiconductor, Inside Secure, Intel PSG, InvenSense, NXP, Panasonic, Renesas, Samsung, and STMicroelectronics, among many others,” said Sankara Narayanan. “These partnerships, in addition to support from investors such as Prime Ventures and Robert Bosch Venture Capital, as well as current macroeconomic trends, certainly indicate strong growth potential for Intrinsic ID moving into the future.”

Intrinsic ID has secured a competitive edge by delivering a strong, device-unique data security and digital authentication solution based on its unique SRAM PUF technology for the connected world. Leveraging only the natural entropy of the semiconductor manufacturing process, and with no key material programmed or third party involved to inject keys, Intrinsic ID eliminates the high cost, inflexibility, and lack of scalability that hinder legacy key injection models. For these reasons, Intrinsic ID has earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Technology Leadership Award.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents the Technology Leadership Award to the company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that deliver significant customer value.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Intrinsic ID 

Intrinsic ID is the world’s leading digital authentication company, providing unclonable identities for all Internet of Things devices in the world. Its security solutions, based on Intrinsic ID’s patented SRAM PUF technology, can be implemented in hardware and software, and are used to validate payment systems, secure connectivity, authenticate sensors, and protect sensitive government and military systems. Intrinsic ID’s award recognition includes the Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award and the EU Innovation Radar Prize. Intrinsic ID security has been proven in millions of devices certified by Common Criteria, EMVCo, Visa and multiple governments. Visit Intrinsic ID online at

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