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. These new standards will secure today's classical computing platforms against emerging quantum computing threats.

The Evolution of Standards-Based Cryptography

RSA and ECC public key standards, which are foundational to today’s internet security, are vulnerable to threats from quantum computing. Post-quantum cryptography algorithms like Crystals-Kyber, Crystals-Dilithium, Sphincs+ and Falcon can run on classical computer hardware found in devices we use today and do not require a quantum computer. In 2022, NIST announced the standardization of these algorithms.

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