GreenWaves Technologies Licenses Intrinsic ID Hardware Root of Trust for RISC-V AI Application Processor

QuiddiKey brings immutable and unclonable device identity and authentication through SRAM PUF to industry-leading ultra-low-power IoT edge computing platform

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and GRENOBLE, France – Sept. 27, 2018 – GreenWaves Technologies, a fabless semiconductor startup designing disruptive ultra-low-power embedded solutions for image, sound and vibration artificial intelligence processing in sensing devices, and Intrinsic ID, the world’s leading provider of digital authentication technology for Internet of Things security, today announced GreenWaves has licensed QuiddiKey for the next generation of its IoT application processors.

“Since our intelligent processors are positioned at the crossroads of the AI, IoT and MCU worlds, the highly secure root-of-trust solution from Intrinsic ID gives us the ability to drive mass market adoption with security robustness currently only available in niche or high-price verticals,” said Loïc Liétar, co-founder and chief executive officer of GreenWaves Technologies.

GreenWaves’ pioneering RISC-V-based IoT application processors enable the cost-effective development, deployment and autonomous operation of intelligent, battery-operated sensing devices that capture, analyze, classify and act on the fusion of rich data sources such as images, sounds or vibrations at the very edge of the network. This allows industrial and consumer product manufacturers to integrate artificial intelligence and advanced classification into new classes of wireless sensing devices for IoT applications including image recognition, counting people and objects, machine health monitoring, home security, speech recognition, consumer robotics, wearables and smart toys.

QuiddiKey is based on Intrinsic ID’s SRAM Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) technology, and allows semiconductor and OEM manufacturers to deliver IoT security via a unique unclonable fingerprint identity without the need for separate security-dedicated silicon. A root key generated by QuiddiKey delivers a high bar of security since it is never stored and anchors to the device all other keys and security operations.

“Our solution is well aligned with GreenWaves’ product’s initiative into ultra-low-power edge computing profile. We are pleased to support this first design of our QuiddiKey solution into the rapidly growing RISC-V architecture movement. With our historic milestone announced in April and as the market evolves for alternate core processor architectures in the trillions of units expected in IoT, our approach of using standard SRAM to create a unique silicon fingerprint is gaining further market momentum,” said Pim Tuyls, Intrinsic ID’s chief executive officer, referring to Intrinsic ID’s announcement in April that the company’s security technology had been deployed in more than 100 million devices.


About Intrinsic ID

Intrinsic ID is the world’s leading digital authentication company, providing the Internet of Things with hardware-based root-of-trust security via unclonable identities for any IoT-connected device. Based on Intrinsic ID’s patented SRAM PUF technology, the company’s security solutions can be implemented in hardware or software. Intrinsic ID security, which can be deployed at any stage of a product’s lifecycle, is used to validate payment systems, secure connectivity, authenticate sensors, and protect sensitive government and military systems. Intrinsic ID technology has been deployed in more than 100 million devices. Award recognition includes the Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award and the EU Innovation Radar Prize. Intrinsic ID security has been proven in millions of devices certified by Common Criteria, EMVCo, Visa and multiple governments. Intrinsic ID’s mission: “Authenticate Everything.” Visit Intrinsic ID online at

About GreenWaves Technologies

GreenWaves Technologies is a fabless semiconductor startup designing disruptive ultra-low power embedded solutions for image, sound and vibration AI processing in sensing devices. GreenWaves was founded in 2014 with the mission of revolutionizing the market for intelligent sensors and devices with ultra-low energy and cost-efficient solutions. GreenWaves’ GAP8 is the industry’s first ultra-low power processor enabling battery operated artificial intelligence (AI) in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The company is headquartered just outside Grenoble, France. To learn more, visit


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