Maxim Integrated Products Assigned Patent

Secure memories using unique identification elements
By Francis Pelletier on 2017.02.15

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Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., San Jose, CA, has been assigned a patent (9,531,535) developed by Ma, Edward Tangkwai, Plano, TX, Kwak, Sung Ung, Frisco, TX, Loomis, III, Donald W., Coppell, TX, and Muchsel, Robert Michael, Addison, TX, for a "secure memories using unique identification elements."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various embodiments of the invention relate to secure systems and modules, and more particularly, to systems, devices and methods of generating and applying identification elements uniquely associated with memory, memory mapping and encrypted storage. These unique identification elements provide an improved, statistically random source from which keys and memory mappings may be derived. The application of these keys across various architectures result in an improvement in the security of data stored within a system."

The patent application was filed on September 22, 2014 (14/492,467).