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AMD computing platforms to tap into growing ecosystem of secure, personalised services

London, UK, 05 September 2013 AMD and Trustonic today announced a strategic collaboration to embed the Trustonic Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), <t-base, into AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APU) and Central Processing Units (CPU) for PCs, tablets, and other processor markets. With best-in-class security, AMD APUs and CPUs will unlock a range of secure new capabilities for end users including fast, safe payments to access to more content, and Bring Your Own Device to work support scenarios. This will be accomplished by providing developers with access to hardware root-of-trust based-security to enable a wide range of innovative services.

The AMD and Trustonic collaboration drives alignment between the experiences and services demanded by fast-evolving mobile and performance computing ecosystems. It will

  • deliver real development platforms to support industry bodies working to drive interoperability across trusted computer platforms – such as GlobalPlatform and Trusted Computing Group;
  • offer device vendors integrated, hardware-based security by providing the means to integrate traditional security solutions such as the TCG Trusted Platform Module (TPM) functionality crypto libraries and isolation at low cost and with greater performance; and
  • provide users the capabilities offered by <t-base, enabling advanced services and experiences to be installed, activated and personalised, on demand by the user.

“Our collaboration with Trustonic directly supports open industry standards for security and the convergence of ecosystems, whether you are on a tablet or in the cloud” said Steve Belt, corporate vice president, strategic alliances & platform enablement, AMD.   “The industry is moving to hardware-based security and this collaboration means best-in-class features optimised for third-party solutions, featuring software from leading industry software vendors (ISV).”

AMD will also have access to Trustonic’s extensive partner ecosystem. This will enable robust user-friendly security features such as user authentication that runs independently from the Operating System (OS), trusted user interfaces and biometric pattern matching – to enhance the user experience of AMD powered devices. AMD ISVs will be supported in bringing new applications that benefit from greater usability and higher value services to market through Trustonic technology.

“Trustonic has a compelling ecosystem of service providers operating in payment, content protection and enterprise security markets, coupled with the world’s most advanced and mature TEE roadmap with remote management capability,” said Ben Cade, CEO of Trustonic.  “With AMD on-board, we speak for our ecosystem in saying that we’re excited to see a path to a consistent and standards compliant model of trust across industry-leading processor architectures.”

About the Trustonic TEE – <t-base

The <t-base-200 provides a trusted foundation for smart connected devices: a hardware-backed security environment that ensures sensitive data is stored, processed and protected.  It features a built-in remote provisioning capability for the Trustonic ecosystem, allowing the remote deployment of trusted applications into <t-base-enabled devices.  The <t-base-200 allows secure access to information and data on the smart device, isolated from the rich mobile OS.  Users can now transact with trust on their smart connected AMD device – be it at work, mobile banking and payment, or entertainment and content services.

About AMD

AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realize the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information, visit www.amd.com.

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