Lenovo will use Infineon Technologies OPTIGA Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chips in the new ThinkPad notebooks in an effort to combat security risks. The OPTIGA TPM SLB 9670 chip is designed to increase the data security of laptops and tablet PCs. Sensitive data (e.g., security keys and passwords) can be stored in the TPM chip separately from the main processor.
According to Infineon, the company also supplies embedded security solutions other companies, including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, and Samsung. The OPTIGA product family provides different levels of security for products as diverse as multiple-server IT infrastructures and MP3 players.
Microsoft currently uses Infineon Technologies OPTIGA Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) in its newest personal computing devices, including the Surface Pro 4 tablet and the Surface Book. The dedicated security chips store sensitive data, including keys, certificates, and passwords and keeps them separated from the main processor, which further secures the system from unauthorized access, manipulation, and data theft. For example, the Microsoft BitLocker Drive Encryption application’s key and password are stored in the TPM.
Microsoft’s personal computing devices rely on the OPTIGA TPM SLB 9665, which is the first certified security controller based on TPM 2.0. This standard was defined by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).
Source: Infineon Technologies