Cryptography Research extends licence agreement with NAGRA

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 
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Rambus Cryptography Research Extends License Agreement with NAGRA

  • DPA countermeasures enhance the security of digital TV offerings

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) today announced it has extended the license agreement with NAGRA, a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, for the use of its Differential Power Analysis (DPA) countermeasures in selected NAGRA digital TV offerings.

“NAGRA has shown that security is a top priority and protection against side channel attacks is an important component of their solutions,” said Dr. Martin Scott, general manager of the Rambus Security Division. “We are pleased to extend our DPA countermeasures agreement with NAGRA, enabling the integration of this technology in some of their broadcast platforms that deliver premium entertainment to their customers.”

DPA countermeasures consist of a broad range of software, hardware, and protocol techniques that protect tamper-resistant devices from side-channel attacks. DPA is a type of side-channel attack that monitors variations in the electrical power consumption or electro-magnetic emissions from a target device. These measurements can then be used to obtain cryptographic keys and other sensitive information from semiconductors.