AMD Collaborates with ARM to Enhance PC security with TrustZone Technology
In order to make and manufacture a security platform processor, the well known Micro-processor manufacturer, the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is making partnership with the famous chip manufacturer of the UK named as the ARM. Both the companies are undergoing this partnership in order to build a security processor by making use of the Cortex-A5 TrustZone technology of the ARM. The details of the plan and the partnership are discussed below in details.
In a press release, the AMD reported saying “The future chip would work towards aligning both AMD x86- and ARM-based hardware with an industry standard security solution that spans multiple processor architectures and helps accelerate broader ecosystem support.” Both the companies agreed and confirmed the fact that they are collaborating in order to fuse TrustZone security technology of the ARM into the AMD microprocessors in the coming year. TrustZone security of the ARM is one of the well established security systems and is much dominant for smartphones as well as tablets.
Senior Vice President of the AMD, Mike Wolfe said “With AMD’s support for, and inclusion in, the expanding TrustZone ecosystem, consumers and businesses can rest assured their data and content are secured by an industry-standard security solution that spans a multitude of devices and operating systems.” What made these two chip makers to collaborate? It all happened as Intel, the largest chip manufacturer in on the verge of coming up with a lot of security features into its chips with its 2010 acquirement of McAfee for USD 7.6 billion. Intel had planned to fuse the security technology of the McAfee into its chips and hence the AMD, in order to counter the giant took this step to enhance the security features in its chips.
ARM is a the leading source in order to take charge over smartphones with low-power chips as it provides assistance to basic and low-powered smartphones to companies such as the Samsung Electronics. This association of the ARM with the AMD is likely to grant an acceptance of the ARM’s technology in PCs and gradually to servers and also to the computers running with Internet data centers.