Würth Elektronik signs partnership agreement with Crypto Quantique 

A partnership agreement with Crypto Quantique and Würth Elektronik is intended to enhance security for Würth Elektronik’s wireless modules. The specialist in quantum-based cyber security in the IoT is supplying its QuarkLink security software platform. 

Würth Elektronik has a broad portfolio of modules for wireless communication and sensors for IoT applications. The modules support connectivity via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wireless M-Bus, Wirepas Mesh and proprietary radio protocols. Würth Elektronik also offers components and development support to accelerate cost-effective development of market-ready IoT solutions, from simple cable replacement to radio chips with integrated GNSS modules.

The QuarkLink security software platform combined with Würth Elektronik’s wireless modules enables automatic and secure connection of thousands of sensor nodes to local or cloud-based servers, confirmed Würth. The platform allows device provisioning, onboarding, security monitoring, renewal and revocation of certificates and keys, performed with a few keystrokes on a GUI (graphical user interface). 

“Würth Elektronik is often the first choice for radio modules, especially with industrial IoT applications,” said Dr Shahram Mossayebi, CEO of Crypto Quantique. “Expanding the offering with QuarkLink also raises the appeal of these products. This makes implementing and managing secure IoT networks faster and easier. At a time when the global threats to such networks are greater than ever, this is an important advantage,” he added.

“We are always interested in providing our customers with the best IoT technology, reducing their development costs and workload, without compromising performance, reliability or security. QuarkLink is an important new building block here,“ says Oliver Opitz, vice president, wireless connectivity and sensors at Würth Elektronik eiSos.

Crypto Quantique claims to have developed the world’s most secure end-to-end IoT security platform. At its core is the world’s first quantum-based technology—QDID—which generates multiple unique, fraud-resistant cryptographic keys for standard CMOS devices. The keys do not have to be stored and can be used independently by several applications as required. Combined with the cryptographic APIs from the company’s universal IoT security platform, QuarkLink, the solution provides a secure bridge between silicon, device, and software and solution provider.

Based in London, UK, the company was founded by Dr. Shahram Mossayebi (CEO) and Dr. Patrick Camilleri (VP Research & Innovation).

Würth Elektronik eiSos Group manufactures electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. Würth Elektronik eiSos is one of the largest European manufacturers of passive components and is active in 50 countries with production sites in Europe, Asia and North America supply a growing number of customers worldwide.

The product range includes EMC components, inductors, transformers, RF components, varistors, capacitors, resistors, quartz crystals, oscillators, power modules, wireless power transfer, LEDs, sensors, connectors, power supply elements, switches, push-buttons, connection technology, fuse holders and solutions for wireless data transmission.


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