Intron and Infineon Sign Licensing Agreement to offer advanced hardware-software information security solutions for automotive market in Greater China

2020.07.06


(6 July 2020, Hong Kong) – Intron Technology Holdings Limited (“Intron Technology” or the “Group”; HKEX: 1760), a fast-growing automotive electronics solutions provider in China, has recently signed a licensing agreement with Infineon, a leading global semiconductor company. Under the agreement, Intron will develop software information security solutions that are suitable for Infineon’s MCUs to meet the growing demand of the automotive electronics market in the Greater China Region with the aim to promote electrification and intelligent platforms’ development in the automotive industry across the region.

Functional Safety and Information Security are key issues in the electrification and intelligent platforms’ development for tomorrow’s vehicles. In light of rising demand for the latest Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), Autonomous Driving (AD) and Over-the-air (OTA) applications, the requests of connectivity between Electronic Control Units (ECU) have gradually become a major trend in both vehicle and cloud network, thus stimulating the demand for embedded information security applications. This trend has further driven the demand on security functions of hardware and software to prevent unauthorised external accesses. Particularly in the Greater China Region, the issue of cybersecurity for vehicles is critical for car manufactures and system suppliers.

Infineon’s AURIX microcontrollers are widely used in key electronic controllers of vehicles. This product series are embedded with a hardware security module (HSM), which provides highly efficient solutions for automotive security, including tuning protection, immobiliser and secured boot and communication. The SHE+ driver is an essential hardware-software solution for high performance security solutions. It integrates HSM security functionality in automotive applications, including Encrypt/ Decrypt-key storage features and security external driver.

Facing the ever changing demand in the automotive market of the Greater China Region, Intron Technology will develop unique software solutions based on local demand for information security. Capitalising on years of in-depth understanding of customer demand in the automotive market of the Greater China Region, leading application technologies such as Vehicle Control Unit (VCU), Motor Control Unit (MCU) and Battery Management System (BMS), combining Infineon’s widely-used AURIX microcontrollers, the combination of HSM and SHE+ allows Intron Technology to offer distinctive hardware-software solutions, in order to satisfy the demand for information security from local OEMs.

Mr. Eddie Chan, Co-CEO and Executive Director of Intron Technology, said, “Intron Technology and Infineon have worked together for 15 years. We are pleased to sign the licensing agreement, allowing Intron to further develop information security technology solutions for the automotive industry in Greater China. Intron will continue to offer leading-edge vehicle information security solutions to satisfy the demand and further promote the electrification and intelligent platforms’ development in the local automotive industry”.

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About Intron Technology Holdings Limited (英恒科技控股有限公司)
Intron Technology Holdings Limited is a fast-growing automotive electronics solutions provider in China focuses on providing solutions targeting critical automotive electronic components applied in New Energy, Body Control, Safety and Powertrain systems. The Group utilizes its research and development and engineering capabilities to provide solutions incorporating advanced semiconductor devices to help OEMs achieve industry leading performance.

About Infineon Technologies AG
Infineon Technologies AG is a world-leading semiconductor technology company offering microelectronic products and solutions. The Company strives to make people’s lives easier, safer and greener, hence creating a better future for the world. For the financial year ended 30 September 2019, the Company reported sales of €8.0 billion with about 41,400 employees worldwide. It is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

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