AMD partners with ARM in a bid to strengthen security solutions

Meet the increasing need to provide secure online transaction services

AMD is set to integrate a new security solution into its future products in an attempt to meet the increasing need to provide secure online transaction services (view press release). Through a technology partnership with ARM, AMD will integrate ARM TrustZone technology into future Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) via a system on a chip (SoC) design methodology. This collaboration claims to help accelerate broader ecosystem support by aligning x86 hardware with a mobile security ecosystem.

By adopting TrustZone technology, the aim is to provide a consistent approach to security. AMD plans to provide development platforms that have TrustZone security features on select APUs in 2013, and expand its product portfolio in 2014. AMD Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Mike Wolfe described AMD’s vision to advance computing security by enhancing AMD’s security technologies this week in a presentation at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit 2012 (AFDS). This is expected to include developing a platform security processor using an ARM Cortex-A5 CPU that features TrustZone technology.  

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