SOURCE: Kilopass

December 03, 2007 12:19 ET

Kilopass and Certicom Give Technical Talk on Hardware Security Requirements for Embedded Encryption Key Storage

IP 2007 Conference, Thursday, December 6, 2007, Grenoble, France

GRENOBLE, FRANCE--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) -


At the IP 2007 Conference in Grenoble, France, Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) and Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading CMOS Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Intellectual Property (IP) supplier, will present on Hardware Security Requirements for Embedded Encryption Key Storage. The technical presentation will be given by Craig Rawlings of Kilopass Technology Inc. and Mike Bursell of Certicom.

Background Information

In November, Kilopass and Certicom announced a partnership to deliver comprehensive security for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) applications. Certicom® KeyInject™ is being integrated into the new Kilopass XPM Xtend™ memory IP to protect against security breaches during the HDCP chip manufacturing process to automate key logistics, diminish liability, improve tracking and reduce costs related to chip manufacturing and silicon testing of HDCP keys.

This solution is important given the growing number of extremely expensive security breach penalties involving HDTVs, recording and playback devices and the manufacturing processes that create these products.


Thursday, 6 December, 2007 12:45pm


Room 1, World Trade Center
5 place Robert Schuman
Grenoble, FRANCE


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About Certicom KeyInject and XPM Xtend

Working closely, Certicom and Kilopass provide a secure path for sensitive cryptographic keys directly from the licensor of the key through to the target device. Keys that are unique to individual devices need both a secure NVM storage technology and a solution that protects these keys throughout the manufacturing supply chain. Combined, KeyInject and XPM Xtend provide security for modern semiconductor manufacturing processes as well as at the device level with physical layer security that protects key information inside the target device. XPM Xtend is supported for mainstream TSMC process technologies between 180nm and 65nm today.

For more detailed information online, the datasheet for Certicom KeyInject is at,keyinjecthdcp_home, and the datasheet for XPM Xtend is at:

About Certicom

Certicom protects the value of content, applications and devices with government-approved security. Adopted by the National Security Agency (NSA) for government communications, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) provides the most security per bit of any known public-key scheme. As the global leader in ECC, Certicom security offerings are currently licensed to more than 300 customers including General Dynamics, Motorola, Oracle, Research In Motion and Unisys. Founded in 1985, Certicom's corporate offices are in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with worldwide sales and marketing headquarters in Reston, Virginia and offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe and China. Visit

About Kilopass Technology

Kilopass Technology, Inc., a fast-growing supplier of embedded non-volatile memory intellectual property, leverages standard logic CMOS processes to deliver one-time programmable structures based on its extra-permanent memory (XPM) technology. The memory arrays can be used for the storage of firmware, security codes, calibration data and other application critical information. Kilopass is headquartered at 3333 Octavius Dr. Suite 101, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA. For more information, please visit, call (408) 980-8808 or email

Certicom, Certicom Security Architecture, Certicom Trust Infrastructure, Certicom CodeSign, Certicom KeyInject, Security Builder, Security Builder API, Security Builder BSP, Security Builder Crypto, Security Builder ETS, Security Builder GSE, Security Builder IPSec, Security Builder NSE, Security Builder PKI and Security Builder SSL are trademarks or registered trademarks of Certicom Corp. All other companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information subject to change.

Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking information includes information concerning the Company's future financial performance, business strategy, plans, goals and objectives. When used in such documents, the words "plans," "expects," "budget," "scheduled," "estimates," "forecasts," "intends," "anticipates," "will," "believes" or variations of such words and phrases often, but not always, identify forward looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things: the ability of the Company to successfully implement its strategic initiatives and whether such strategic initiatives will yield the expected benefits; the ability of the Company to develop, promote and protect its proprietary technology security breaches or defects in the Company's products; competitive conditions in the businesses in which the Company participates; changes in consumer spending; the outcome of legal proceedings as they arise; general economic conditions and normal business uncertainty; consolidation in the Company's industry and by its customers; customer preferences towards product offerings; the risk that customers may cancel their contracts with the Company; reliance on a limited number of customers; demand for ECC-based technology; performance of the Company's management team and the Company's ability to attract and retain skilled employees; operating the Company's business profitably; fluctuations in revenue and foreign currency exchange rates; interest rate fluctuations and other changes in borrowing costs; the ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships; and other factors identified under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual information form dated July 26, 2007 and filed on SEDAR at

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