Trustonic at One-year-old Shows Good Promise for the Future

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1Q 2014 | IN-1018098


The First Birthday Passes for Trustonic


Trustonic was formed as the result of a joint venture between ARM (40%), Gemalto (30%), and Giesecke & Devrient (30%). All have strong interests and high investment in furthering mobile security and each smart card vendor was working with ARM on their own independent (and competing) trusted execution environment (TEE) solutions along with ARM’s own Secure Services division. However, they came to realize that if they wanted to ensure a ubiquitous and seamless environment, and to further the adoption and reach of the TEE, they would be better working together as a single entity. This became a reality in December 2012 once the first hurdle was cleared, i.e., the necessary regulators and antimonopolies bodies had given their approval. Initially there was much speculation as to its potential and ability to create and serve the embryonic mobile security market. So as it passes its first birthday, I wanted to see what progress it has m...

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