microSignet utilizes the internal physical characteristics of semiconductor memories, to establish a ‘fingerprint’ which uniquely identifies a given piece of hardware, such as a smartphone or desktop computer, that can be used for device authentication, or to bind valuable content to a particular device.
microSignet addresses cumbersome online banking identity verification processes by being a non-reproducible hardware solution
microSignet protects internet distributed multimedia content by using the unique identification of the hardware components that process and store high value content
microSignet can bind applications or data to a physical hardware component
The technology allows naturally occurring variances introduced in the semiconductor fabrication process to be used as a “fingerprint” unique to each integrated circuit. As some of these variances are transient, these “fingerprints” cannot be copied. So, every device in a system becomes part of rights management and data security.
System and Method for Managing Information Stored in Semiconductors