Discretix partners with Texas Instruments on mobile security

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 August 2004




(2004), "Discretix partners with Texas Instruments on mobile security", Microelectronics International, Vol. 21 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi.2004.21821bab.005



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Discretix partners with Texas Instruments on mobile security

Discretix partners with Texas Instruments on mobile security

Keywords: Security products, Partnership

Discretix Inc., has announced that it will work with Texas Instruments (TI) incorporated to develop security solutions for wireless platforms. The collaboration with Discretix is part of TI's overall strategy to address growing security concerns among service providers, consumers and wireless original equipment manufacturers.

Increasingly, service providers are demanding that terminal suppliers manufacture mobile phones with strong International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) protection and the implementation of SIMlock. As phone theft has become a growing industry problem, secure information store and protecting a phone's identity has become even more critical. TI is leading the market in addressing this need with a silicon-based security solution.

Applying its understanding of the embedded environment and the resource limitations of mobile devices, Discretix will develop security protocols, infrastructure software and applications for TI's OMAPT platform and family of TCS Chipsets. Based on Discretix's field-proven CryptoCell technology, these software components will provide a secure environment in which TI's silicon-based security solution can operate, and extend that capability to security protocols and applications.

"Discretix has a solid track record for delivering state-of-the-art embedded security solutions. We see TI's cooperation with Discretix as a logical step in extending the capability of the TI OMAP platform and family of TCS chipsets to offer the type of security solutions demanded by the market," said Paul Werp, worldwide Marketing Director for TI's OMAP platform.

Commenting on the collaboration with TI, Gal Salomon, CEO of Discretix said, "Security is a key enabler for many new applications, and our cooperation with TI is a further step in bringing robust security solutions to all stakeholders in the mobile market".

For more information, visit the Web site: www.discretix.com

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