ARM, TI enter technology security collaboration

Tuesday, 29 June 2004, 7:19 PM EST

In an effort to combat the results of phone theft, ARM said it will collaborate with Texas Instruments Inc. for a security solution using its TrustZone technology. TI will implement the technology on its OMAP platform and TCS chipset line by using the recently licensed ARM1176JZF-S core.

As phone theft has become a growing problem, securing stored information and protecting a phone’s identity has become even more critical, according to the companies. “TI was the first to include hardware security features in the latest generation of GSM/GPRS chipsets,” said Paul Werp, marketing director for TI’s cellular systems. “ARM TrustZone technology is a step in TI’s integrated processor security strategy as we continue to address increasing security threats faced by phone manufacturers, mobile operators and content providers.”

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