Trustonic joins NXP partner program and announces the availability of the award-winning Kinibi 510 Trusted Execution Environment on the NXP S32G processor

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Cambridge, United Kingdom – 11 January 2022 – Cybersecurity technology leader Trustonic, today announces it has joined NXP® Semiconductors’ Partner Program to support NXP’s latest processors for vehicle networking, targeting next-generation vehicle architectures and service-oriented gateways. The partnership has resulted in the launch of Trustonic’s award-winning Kinibi 510 Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) on NXP’s S32G vehicle network processors. This announcement provides automotive OEMs with a new commercial-grade TEE on S32G processors to execute secure runtime applications, in addition to the S32G hardware-enforced insolation of security services and assets.

By integrating Trustonic’s TEE onto S32G processors, Trustonic is making its security available in a new domain within the vehicle –the network gateway– the critical point of convergence for sensors, connected wing mirrors, and engine systems. This integration of the TEE simplifies security considerations for automakers, allowing them to manage complete vehicle security from one processor.

Kinibi 510 provides class-leading security capabilities, including advanced protection mechanisms and the ability to run Trusted Applications (TA).  It takes advantage of the S32G Hardware Security Engine (HSE) to provide high-performance cryptography and secure file storage.  With support for Global Platform APIs, OEMs can either leverage Trustonic’s existing TAs or develop their own solutions, fine-tuned to their security needs.  

Kinibi is a highly mature and secure TEE OS, and with Kinibi 510, Trustonic has significantly increased security and side-channel protection. This makes Kinibi 510 TEE an ideal solution for meeting the high bar needed for automotive security, especially with the new cybersecurity regulation and standards (UNECE WP.29, ISO/SAE 21434).

Trustonic has significant customer traction through its TEE deployments and Trusted Applications, with its technology being used by global OEMs and embedded in 18M+ vehicles and an orderbook of over 50M vehicles. Kinibi 510 is already integrated with multiple chipset vendors and is being used by OEMs around the world. As the need for enhanced security increases, this partnership allows Trustonic and NXP to support automakers on their existing solutions as well as innovate additional in-vehicle features with security at the core.

Andrew Till, GM Secure Platform at Trustonic, said: “We are thrilled to announce this latest partnership with a leader in the automotive space. It is yet another validation of shift in the automotive industry towards a security-centric future and underlines the importance of the work we are doing at Trustonic. We are providing state-of-the-art security to automotive manufacturers worldwide. Our proven commercial-grade Kinibi 510 integrated onto S32G processors extend opportunities for secure applications execution. Automakers will also be well-positioned to comply with the latest UNECE WP.29 regulation.”

“End-to-end security technologies in vehicle architectures will be critical to the success of connected, software-defined vehicles,” said Brian Carlson, Global Marketing Director for Vehicle Control and Networking Solutions at NXP. “With Trustonic’s support for our S32G vehicle network processors, mutual customers are enabled with another level of runtime applications’ isolation and protection from threats to offer new and innovative trusted services, augmenting our Hardware Security Engine (HSE) that provides a firewalled root-of-trust, security services and key management.”

Kinibi 510 is available now to NXP customers.  Learn more about how Kinibi K510’s benefits can deliver for your next project.

About Trustonic 

Trustonic powers trust in technology by embedding security into smart devices and connected cars, for businesses to innovate and embrace new opportunities with piece of mind. Using best-in-class hardware level security coupled with software app protection, Trustonic secures revenue, powers innovation, and ensures reliability.  

Based in Cambridge, UK, Trustonic was initially created from a joint venture between Arm, Thales, and G&D. Today, it counts the world’s leading car manufacturers, financial institutions, and mobile operators as customers, as well as every tier one Android handset manufacturer.

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables secure connections for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has approximately 29,000 employees in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $8.61 billion in 2020. Find out more at NXP Semiconductors.

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