Red Semiconductor and Crypto Quantique have signed an MOU to develop a microprocessor chip for edge-computing applications with quantum-based security. Red specializes in AI and security microprocessors for edge devices, while Crypto Quantique provides quantum-based security solutions for the IoT. The chips will use Crypto Quantique’s QDID technology for enhanced security and identification. By combining their technologies, the chip will securely compute critical data and verify identity, making it highly resistant to hacking attempts. This collaboration aims to address the security concerns in the IoT domain and bridge the performance gap in edge devices.
Red Semiconductor and Crypto Quantique recently signed an MOU to develop a microprocessor chip for edge-computing applications, featuring quantum-based security. Red specializes in creating microprocessors for AI and security applications at the edge, while Crypto Quantique is a leading provider of quantum-based security solutions for the IoT.
The chips produced by Red will utilize Crypto Quantique’s QDID technology to offer security and identification capabilities. As edge devices become prime targets for hackers, this collaboration aims to address the increasing security concerns in the IoT domain. The microprocessor developed by Red employs a vectorized instruction set architecture (ISA) to process algorithms and mathematical functions used in AI, autonomy, and cryptography. On the other hand, Crypto Quantique’s QDID utilizes quantum effects between transistors to create unique and unclonable identifiers at the chip level.
The combined technologies integrated into a single chip will enable critical data computation and identity verification in a secure, isolated section of the chip, preventing exposure to other applications. As a result, the IoT chip’s encrypted data will become exceptionally difficult to hack, significantly enhancing application security.
Both companies express confidence in achieving higher security standards by leveraging their technologies in this joint venture. The collaboration aims to bridge the performance gap in edge devices, particularly in AI applications, and protect sensitive information from relentless hacking attempts.
James Lewis, CEO of Red, emphasizes the timely nature of the agreement, as it addresses the key pain points of edge devices.