Secure Semiconductor Competition In Automotive Heats Up

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By Michela Menting | 3Q 2015 | IN-3801


Tech Giants Invest in Auto Cybersecurity


The past quarter has seen a flurry of investment by tech giants keen to capitalize on the security demands in the automotive sector. Three major announcements in September 2015 have upped the stakes for silicon vendors. Freescale, a vendor of secure, embedded processing solutions, which has had a strong presence in the secure automotive market for some time, has just consolidated this position with the acquisition of CogniVue, a developer of image cognition IP. The IP is already available in Freescale’s S32V processor, which is part of its SafeAssure functional safety program (structurally designed to comply with ISO 26262).

Intel has committed on its end to mitigate automotive cybersecurity risks through the establishment of an Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB) to work on the security of cyber-physical systems. The firm plans to provide the ARB with its own automotive advanced development platform on which security analysts will be able to test their research in all areas – hardware, software, and services (with the promise of a new car …

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