Renesas Electronics Europe and Giesecke & Devrient Collaborate on Industrial Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions

First Jointly Developed Solution to be Showcased at the SPS IPC Drives Fair

25 Nov 2015

Düsseldorf, November 25, 2015 — Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a leading international technology provider in the banknote, payment, secure communication and identity management sectors, today announced their collaboration on industrial security solutions and services. Their first solution focuses on anti-counterfeiting solutions for industrial products and will be demonstrated at the SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg (November 24-26) by Renesas on stand 6-445.


    The solution is designed to protect industrial companies against counterfeiting and to further strengthen their security measures. It contains Trusted Service Manager (TSM) technology from G&D and special chip activation technology that can be applied on Renesas’ industrial devices such as the RZ/T Series.


    “Statistics show, that the counterfeiting of devices across all industries is increasing worldwide. Counterfeits not only threaten the revenue of OEMs; but they also pose a security hazard when being used in production as they are usually of lower quality. Together with G&D, we have found a methodology to prevent counterfeits”, states Michael Hannawald, Vice President of Industrial & Communications Business Group from Renesas Electronics Europe. “This collaboration will enable Renesas to deliver protected devices to system manufacturers which becomes activated at the production line of the OEMs by using G&D’s Trusted Service Manager (TSM). G&D is a renowned provider of TSM services in the mobile world for SIM cards, UICCs, and embedded secure elements. By leveraging G&D’s TSM service expertise we will be able to support system manufacturers to easily incorporate TSM based security solutions into their products and service offerings.”


    “We look forward to working with Renesas since the jointly developed solutions are a big leap toward real-time security on the chip level, which will benefit industrial facilities,” adds Axel Deininger, Head of the Enterprise Security/OEM division in the Mobile Security business unit at G&D. “For the first time, we are demonstrating a TSM service from our certified TSM hubs around the world, combined with semiconductors with embedded anti-counterfeiting technologies. This cooperation with Renesas allows us to address the emerging challenges of the connected industry.”


About Giesecke & Devrient

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is a leading international technology provider headquartered in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1852, the Group has a workforce of over 11,450 employees and generated sales of approximately EUR 1.83 billion in the 2014 fiscal year. 58 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 31 countries ensure customer proximity worldwide.

G&D develops, produces, and distributes products and solutions in the payment, secure communication, and identity management sectors. G&D is a technology leader in these markets and holds a strong competitive position. The Group's customer base mainly comprises central and commercial banks, mobile network operators, business enterprises, governments, and public authorities. For more information, please visit:


About Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live – securely and safely. As the number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in A&P and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future.

Renesas Electronics Corporation was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Japan.With over 800 hardware and software alliance partners worldwide, it has the industry’s largest local support network. Renesas Electronics’ European structure is comprised of three business units – the Automotive, the Broad-based and the Industrial Solution Business Unit.

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