To target the security issue concerning IoT market particularly industrial IoT market, Two semiconductor companies StarChip and Cortus have tied up to offer secured semiconductor devices for market such as , eSIM, Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) and also Know Your Customer (KYC) authentications areas.
StarChip has expertise in hardware security and has already delivered 800 million parts to the smart card market and Cortus makes 32-bit processor for the embedded market which covers IoT, M2M and Industrial ports. Both companies are combining their expertise to deliver SoC chips with security enabled. They have already developed several M2M hardware devices which are shipped in high volumes. The first such product of StarChip is new IoT Secure Controllers family. The certified EMVCo device is compact and easy-to-integrate as a companion for sensor, device, or gateway.
The objective is to deliver a set of root of trust solutions adapted to many use cases of the IoT applications, as but not limited to, eSIM, Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) and Know Your Customer (KYC) authentications.
“We are pleased to be teaming up again with Cortus on innovative architectures embedding security features and low-power consumption for the IoT market. We have created the right hardware for the secure Internet of Things to thrive,” stated Hanene Maupas, Starchip VP Sales and Marketing.
“Cortus warmly welcomes the extension of our long-standing cooperation with StarChip to root of trust solutions in the IoT, M2M and Industry 4.0 areas” said Roddy Urquhart, Cortus VP Sales and Marketing. He added: “The Cortus APS architecture is minimalist, meaning that it is very efficient in silicon area, code density and power consumption as well as being an outstanding foundation for security applications. Its modularity also means that it can be fine-tuned to meet specific licensee needs. StarChip have taken advantage of this capability by working closely with us to specify the precise features needed for their secure microcontrollers.”