EAL6+ for NXP

28/02/14

NXP Semiconductors has received the Common Criteria Certification level EAL6+ for its latest generation high security microcontroller P60 based on SmartMX2 technology, the highest achievable level by a semiconductor company. The certificate was presented by the German Government’s Federal Office for IT Security (BSI) during a ceremony held during the RSA conference in San Francisco.

“The certification, in accordance with Common Criteria, ensures a state of the art security level for products deployed in sensitive applications that include sovereign documents, ePassports and eID cards,” says Bernd Kowalski, head of Department of Secure Electronic IDs, Certification and Standardization at BSI. “The certification will enable and support the governmental plans to apply this technology to new and highly demanding applications that include smart metering for the German eEnergy market.” The Common Criteria scheme that has been applied illustrates a high level of flexibility and international acceptance. The newly certified NXP security microcontroller will be the platform powering the high-end of NXP’s A-series Cyber Security Solutions, and in particular the Security Module for Smart Metering and Automation Gateways in Germany. “Continuous security innovations and step-up in security certification levels is part of NXP culture and a commitment towards our customers,” says Ulrich Huewels, general manager business line Smart ID Solutions at NXP Semiconductors. “NXP is at the forefront of providing the security solutions that meets the ever increasing need of privacy, protection of assets, transactions and critical Infrastructures in an increasingly connected world.”

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High praise for NXP semiconductors
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