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South Korean researchers develop advanced chip for beta quantum random number generators

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 15th, 2021

A joint research team in South Korea has developed the world’s “smallest and fastest” chip for beta quantum random number generators in the fight against hacking.

The researchers, hailing from the state-run Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), aim to maximize the performance of beta quantum random number generators, which are used to encrypt information in fields such as computers and mobile communication.

According to officials at KAERI, the research team has integrated key circuits that generate random numbers from nickel-63 beta rays into the world’s smallest and fastest beta quantum random number generator that can provide hack-proof random numbers to cryptographic security systems.

“If this technology is commercialized, it will be the ultimate true random number generator that can be installed in all types of computers, security systems, processors, and IoT [Internet of Things] modules,” says Kim Myung-joon, head of ETRI.

Source: Aju Business Daily

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