Quantum computing harnesses quantum mechanics to deliver huge leaps forward in processing power, but it also has the potential to render today's public key cryptography useless. This has led NXP to participate in the development of new cryptography algorithms, standards and migration paths. Collectively called post-quantum cryptography (PQCrypto), these new standards will secure today's classical computer platforms used in embedded environments against emerging quantum computing threats.

The Evolution of Standards-Based Post-Quantum Crypto

PQCrypto can run on classical computing hardware found in devices we use today and does not require a quantum computer.

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NXP's Efforts Toward PQCrypto Standards

NXP strives to ensure long-term security protection of its products. As part of the NIST PQCrypto competition, two submissions by NXP security engineers and cryptographers have been selected as finalists in the replacement cryptographic standards. Follow NXP for news about the winning submissions.