Workshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems 2005 (CHES 2005)

The Roxburghe Hotel
Edinburgh, Scotland
Monday Evening August 29th - Thursday September 1st, 2005

[CHES 05][PROGRAM][Ross Anderson][Thomas Wille][Jim Ward]

Dr. Thomas Wille

Manager Innovation & Technology, Business Line Identification, Philips Semiconductors GmbH

Security of Identification Products: How to Manage

The use of identification products in today's world is continuously growing ranging from smart cards for high end to tags & labels for low end security applications. As an overall tendency it can be observed that security requirements on products are continuously increasing even in the low end security market. At the same time this continuous change in requirements gives a strong challenge to the development of products since it creates a "moving specification". The presentation will give an overview on the various elements to be taken into account for security designs outlining how to successfully manage the development of products in this area.


Thomas Wille has worked over the past 15 years in various positions within Philips Semiconductors on defining, developing and bringing ICs for security application to market. As Manager Innovation & Technology he is now responsible for the whole product development of Business Line Identification.