Broadcom Adds RFID, Targets Biometrics

Broadcom has launched a new processor that integrates radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, targeting the biometrics industry. The company's new processor is designed to secure personal authentication transactions. Broadcom said that its BCM5890 secure processor includes features that prevent tampering or theft of the software and security keys on the processor. The company said that new processor is being shipped in conjunction with a development platform for creating authentication products, including APIs for public key cryptography, and will be embedded with RSA Security's SecureID technology in the future.