Germany : Infineon s innovative security technology Integrity Guard nominated for Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2012 , the Federal President s Award for... [TendersInfo (India)]
(TendersInfo (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Germany : Infineon s innovative security technology Integrity Guard nominated for Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2012 , the Federal President s Award for Innovation and Technology
Infineon Technologies today announced that its Integrity Guard digital security technology has been nominated for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2012 the German Federal President s Award for Innovation and Technology. Infineon developed this new generation security technology for applications that require the highest level of data security and long time resilience.
Important application fields for security controllers with Integrity Guard include governmental identification documents as well as banking and credit cards. In these fields Integrity Guard already today sets the technological standard for chip-based security. Security controllers are also used increasingly in numerous networked systems such as computers, IT infrastructures, industrial control systems as well as critical infrastructure systems such as smart grids where Integrity Guard provides the basis for overall system security. In Germany, Integrity Guard -based security chips are, for example, used in the electronic identity and healthcare cards as well as for contactless payment applications like the German Banking Industry Committee s (Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft) girogo project. This project is currently Europe s biggest contactless payment trial. To date, Infineon has sold more than 80 million security chips worldwide featuring Integrity Guard digital security technology.
Integrity Guard is innovative security technology Made in Germany , said Dr. Reinhard Ploss, Member of the Management Board responsible for Operations, R&D, and Labor Director of Infineon Technologies AG. Being nominated for the Federal President s Award for Innovation and Technology not only shows how important data security is for our increasingly networked world. It also recognizes our innovational strength in the area of security technology an area which is quickly becoming more and more important in applications beyond the chip card.
The Deutscher Zukunftspreis is awarded to outstanding technical and scientific innovations from Germany with great market potential. Four teams were nominated from a total of 24 technology projects. A jury of independent experts from science and business selects the nominees and the winner. Nomination alone is already regarded as high commendation and belonging to the Circle of the Best . Germany s Federal President, Joachim Gauck, will announce the winner and present the award in Berlin on November 28, 2012.
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