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LEPs with 'au10tic' security IC combat counterfeit components

Posted: 11 Jan 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Light Emitting Plasma? street lights? SmartMX technology?

NXP Semiconductors N.V. and LUXIM have announced a program designed to ensure local public works administrations receive genuine products for use in street lighting. LUXIM, supplier of Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) lamps, is collaborating with NXP to help assure component authentication throughout the entire supply chain, so that governments choosing LEP street lights can be confident in the quality, energy efficiency and lifespan of their installations.

LEP lighting is an energy-efficient and environmentally clean lighting technology that saves over 50 percent in energy costs compared to traditional lighting. Additionally, it offers 3x the lifespan of most conventional lighting fixtures, shining a full spectrum brilliant white light. Meanwhile, the NXP au10tic security IC solution is used to prevent lower quality counterfeit components from entering into the supply chain, and ultimately protect local government agencies investment.

The au10tic A7001 security IC is based on NXP SmartMX technology widely used for securing ID cards, passports and banking smart cards among many other high-security applications. Using state-of-the-art Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) algorithms, the au10tic A7001 security IC has built-in hardware tamper resistance to protect the secret key from physical attacks.

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