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【Microsemi】 マイクロセミ社が全ての製品群について「スペクター」、「メルトダウン」脆弱性問題に影響を受けないことを発表

マイクロセミ社はFPGAを含めた製品群について、メジャーなプロセッサで発覚したセキュリティ脆弱性の問題の影響を受けないことを発表いたしました。
マイクロセミ社はセキュリティ分野のリーダーとして、現存するまたは新たに起こるであろう脅威、脆弱性に対する耐性を確保するように努力してまいりました。スペクターやメルトダウンといったニュースがリリースされると、マイクロセミ社はすぐに現状の製品のアーキテクチャ、IPブロックをセキュリティ専門家と共に見直しを行い、マイクロセミ社の全ての製品に影響がないことを確認しました。
マイクロセミ社のFPGAがスペクターやメルトダウンに影響しないだけでなく、最大限のセキュリティ保護を行うために複数のセキュリティ・レイヤを提供しております。マイクロセミ社はハードウェア・セキュリティのリーダーとして、これからもお客様に非常に高いレベルのデザインおよびデータ・セキュリティをご提供して参ります。

Microsemi Announces its Entire Product Portfolio is Unaffected by Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities

Leader in Hardware Security Provides Highest Levels of Design and Data Security

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its products, including its field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), are not affected by the recently identified security flaws associated with the use of x86 and ARM® and a number of other processors. The announcement comes as security researchers recently revealed major computer chip vulnerabilities, called Spectre and Meltdown, in chips—affecting billions of devices globally.

"As a leader in security, we strive to ensure our products are immune to both existing and potential new threats or vulnerabilities," said Jim Aralis, chief technology officer and vice president of advanced development at Microsemi. "As soon as news broke about Meltdown and Spectre, Microsemi immediately assessed its existing products with thorough analysis of the architecture and intellectual property (IP) blocks with its internal security experts. The assessment clearly concluded that none of the processor cores embedded with the associated use models in Microsemi products are impacted by these weaknesses."

Not only are Microsemi's FPGAs not affected by Spectre or Meltdown, the company's devices also offer multiple security layers for maximum protection. In addition to its SmartFusion™ and SmartFusion2 FPGAs, and communications and storage products—which do not have either security flaw—the company's soft RISC-V core and its RISC-V IP provider are also unaffected by the security issues. As a leader in hardware security, Microsemi is well-known for its cybersecurity and malware expertise, offering customers the highest levels of design and data security.

Both Spectre and Meltdown affect speculative execution in modern computer chips, but they can be abused via various methods. Microsemi offers a heightened level of security in comparison to its competition with these vulnerabilities, as its hard and soft central processing units (CPUs) are not affected by this issue, and in fact enhance security protecting against various side channel attacks.

For more information about Microsemi's FPGA security capabilities, visit https://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/security.


About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including statements related to its FPGAs not being affected by the recently identified security flaws associated with the use of x86 and ARM processors, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements.
The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company's products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company's most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi's future filings.
The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

SOURCE Microsemi Corporation

For further information: Beth P. Quezada, Director, Corporate Communications, 949-380-6102, press@microsemi.com


Cyber Security is the #1 Concern for Connected Devices on the Network Edge

It is not enough for today's demanding applications to meet the functional requirements of their design—they must do so in a secured way. Security starts during silicon manufacturing and continues through system deployment and operations. Microsemi's PolarFire FPGAs represent the industry's most advanced secure programmable FPGAs.

Are Your Systems Safe?

Watch this demonstration video from Cryptographic Research, a division of Rambus, the leaders in semiconductor security to see how easy it is to extract secrets from programmable logic devices that don't use licensed DPA countermeasures.




To Protect your IP you need Secure Hardware, Design Security and Data Security

The DPA logos are trademarks of Cryptography Research, Inc., used under license.


Are SRAM-based FPGAs Secure?

SRAM-based FPGA's lack the key capabilities required to create a trusted and secure hardware platform for a secure embedded system making them vulnerable to cloning, copying, and reverse engineering. Sensitive customer data can be attacked and embedded systems compromised.



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