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Atmel, SkyeTek collaborate on RFID tech

Posted: 10 Jan 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:RFID  secure RFID  Atmel  SkyeTek  RF circuit 

Atmel Corp. and SkyeTek Inc. announced today they have entered into a RF technology partnership. According to the two companies, the combination of Atmel's advanced cryptographic RF circuits, CryptoRF, and SkyeTek's Advanced Universal Reader Architecture (AURA) will give customers one of the highest performing, most secure HF reader/tag platforms available in the market.

The agreement ensures support for Atmel's CryptoRF tag family in SkyeTek's AURA as well as an upgrade of SkyeTek's ReaderWare and ReaderDNA, the key components of AURA, optimised around Atmel silicon.

"We selected SkyeTek because the company's Advanced Universal Reader Architecture is a tremendous complement to our secure RFID semiconductor technology," stated Kerry Maletsky, crypto products business unit director, Atmel, in a statement. "The combination of CryptoRF and AURA will allow Atmel to offer its customers the optimum combination of security, performance, and investment protection that is at least one generation ahead of the current HF marketplace."

"Security and privacy have emerged as major factors in RFID adoption," said Rob Balgley, CEO of SkyeTek. "As a result, customers evaluating RFID-enabled applications today are looking beyond existing HF technology for a solution that is capable of meeting the critical needs of enterprise and internet class applications. The solutions jointly developed by Atmel and SkyeTek as a result of this partnership will ensure that customers will be able to meet the IT industry's most stringent security standards without sacrificing performance."

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