Samsung Announces Second Generation Security Chip for Mobile Devices

Yolanda Curtis
May 26, 2020

"With the new standalone security element solution (S3FV9RR), Samsung is mounting a powerful deadbolt on smart devices to safeguard private information."- said Dongho Shin, senior vice president of System LSU marketing at Samsung Electronics.

The giant South Korean multinational tech company, Samsung Electronics, introduced today its newest security chip solution. Samsung said the 6+ certification is the highest rating ever given to a mobile device component.

Samsung, which attaches importance to hardware as well as software to keep user data safe in Galaxy S20 Series with the security chip it has developed, has now announced that it has developed the second generation security chip for mobile devices.

It has twice the storage capacity of the first-gen chip and supports device authorisation, hardware-based root of trust, and secure boot features. As a bootloader initiates, a chain of trust is activated through which each and every firmware with approved keys is sequentially validated. In addition, it can work independently from the security performance of a device's main processor. It can be used in IoT devices and smartphones. This secure booting process is handled by the RoT, which gives service providers, manufacturers, and interested organizations the confidence that their proprietary applications are run only on an uncompromised device or on non-authorized firmware.

Samsung claims that the S3FV9RR security chipset meets the hardware security module requirements for cryptographic operations needed by an upcoming mobile operating system version, which is likely Android 11.

The chip should become available in the third quarter of this year.

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