ID Quantique Announces 2nd Smartphone with its Image Sensor-based Random Number Generator

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ID Quantique (IDQ) announces that its image sensor based Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) chip has been integrated in the Vietnamese ‘Vsmart Aris 5G’ smartphone.

With its compact size and low power consumption, our latest Quantis QRNG chip can be embedded in a smartphone to ensure trusted authentication and encryption of sensitive information. It brings a new level of security to the mobile phone industry. This is truly the first mass market application of quantum technologies,” says Grégoire Ribordy, CEO and co-founder of ID Quantique.

Implementing ID Quantique QRNG in the Aris 5G smartphone is part of getting VinSmart customers access to the most advanced technology in the world. This breakthrough in terms of quantum enhanced security technology offers benefits for services including banking, medical data and personal information. In the near future, Vinsmart will continue to research and perfect the next-generation of its 5G offering to accelerate the universalization of this technology in VietNam,” says Tran Minh Trung, Deputy CEO of VinSmart.

IDQ opens a dedicated web page “Quantum Random Number Generation (QRNG) for mobile phones.”

At its core, the QRNG chip contains a light-emitting diode (LED) and an image sensor. Due to quantum noise, the LED emits a random number of photons, which are captured and counted by the image sensor’s pixels, giving a series of raw random numbers that can be accessed directly by the user applications. These numbers are also fed to a deterministic random bit generator algorithm (DRBG) which distills further the entropy of quantum origin to produce random bits in compliancy to NIST 800-90A/B/C standard.

The Quantis QRNG Chip allows live status verification: if a failure is detected in the physical process, the random bit stream is immediately disabled, the user is notified, and an automatic recovery procedure is performed to produce QRNG data again.

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