Secure Thingz and Data I/O Collaborate to Deliver Secure IoT Provisioning Platform for Next-Generation Security MCUs from Microchip | Financial Buzz

Secure Thingz and Data I/O Collaborate to Deliver Secure IoT Provisioning Platform for Next-Generation Security MCUs from Microchip

Secure Thingz, a global domain expert in device security, embedded
systems, and lifecycle management, and Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO),
a leading provider of advanced data programming and security
provisioning solutions for flash memory, flash-based microcontrollers,
secure elements and authentication ICs, announced their collaboration to
deliver a secure provisioning solution for the new SAM L11 MCU family
from Microchip Technology Inc. This solution gives Microchip an
industry-leading secure and scalable platform to enable the rapid growth
of the Internet of Things (IoT) market and its need for increased

According to ABI Research, by 2022, an estimated 70% of the world’s 57
billion connected devices will be targeted for the IoT. Microchip,
Secure Thingz and Data I/O recognize that enabling the security needed
to support the robust IoT growth takes collaboration among silicon
vendors, OEMs, and other members of the supply ecosystem for easier
delivery and implementation through an end-to-end solution that starts
with secure elements and security MCUs, and incorporates secure
development, manufacturing and downstream provisioning.

Microchip’s new SAM L11 MCU is based on the Arm® Cortex®-M23
core, with the SAM L11 featuring Arm TrustZone® for Armv8-M,
a programmable environment that provides hardware isolation between
certified libraries, IP and application code. The secure provisioning
solution is built upon the Secure Thingz’ Secure Deploy architecture,
which is integrated into the Data I/O SentriX™ security provisioning

“IoT security requirements are rapidly growing to meet the demands of
industry best practices and forthcoming legislation, including concepts
around secure supply chains and advanced identity provisioning,” said
Haydn Povey, CEO of Secure Thingz. “Enabling this security takes a
robust ecosystem and knowledgeable partners. We are pleased to work with
Microchip to help bring its low-cost, high-security SAM L11 MCU to
market more quickly through our secure provisioning solution with Data
I/O, and ensure it can be supported across the product lifecycle.”

“As attacks on Internet-of-Things increase, IoT OEMs of all sizes must
have a cost-effective and integrated method to enable hardware-based
security from product design through manufacturing,” said Anthony
Ambrose, president and CEO of Data I/O Corporation. “Data I/O is excited
to partner with Secure Thingz and Microchip to enable security
provisioning for the Microchip SAM L11 MCU on the SentriX platform.
Because SentriX is deployed at distributors and programming centers,
security provisioning is available to OEMs of all size and volume with
no minimum order quantities.”

“The growth of IoT nodes is happening so fast that security is not
always addressed,” said Rod Drake, vice president of Microchip’s MCU32
business unit. “The features of the SAM L11 are exactly what customers
need to plan for security early in the design cycle, and our partnership
with Secure Thingz and Data I/O enables our customers to get secure
products into the market more quickly.”

The Secure Thingz Secure Deploy Architecture

The Secure Deploy architecture is an advanced integrated solution for
delivering the supply chain of trust. The Secure Deploy architecture has
been designed to enhance and simplify security implementations across
the lifecycle of product creation, manufacturing, and management. This
enables organizations to build upon secure foundations to protect their
intellectual property across the life cycle of their products.

The Data I/O SentriX Secure Provisioning Platform

Data I/O’s SentriX platform is a comprehensive, flexible and
cost-effective system to provision roots of trust in security conscious
markets such as automotive and IoT. The SentriX platform provisions
secure elements, authentication ICs and security microcontrollers one
device at a time. This enables customers of all sizes and demand
profiles to take full advantage of the latest silicon-enabled security
features without disruptive change to their production and logistics

Getting Started

For more information about the Microchip SAM L11 MCU, visit
For more information on how to implement the secure IoT provisioning
platform, please contact Secure Thingz at
or visit

About Data I/O Corporation

Since 1972 Data I/O has developed innovative solutions to enable the
design and manufacture of electronic products for automotive,
industrial/Internet-of-Things, consumer electronics, markets and their
programming center and contract manufacturing partners. Today, our
customers manufacture hundreds of millions of products each year using
Data I/O programming solutions to reliably, securely, and
cost-effectively deliver their Intellectual Property into programmable
devices. Our expertise in programmable integrated circuits, global
supply chain processes, factory integration and IP management and
protection helps bring innovative new products to life. These solutions
are backed by a global network of Data I/O support and service
providers, ensuring success for our customers.

About Secure Thingz

Secure Thingz, Inc. is the global domain expert in device security,
embedded systems, and lifecycle management. Since 2018, the company is
part of IAR
Systems, the future-proof supplier and software tools for embedded
development. Secure Thingz is focused on delivering advanced security
solutions into the emerging industrial Internet of Things, critical
infrastructure, automotive and other markets. The Secure Deploy™
architecture has been developed to solve the major security issues
challenging the IoT. Secure Thingz solutions ensure a cost-efficient
root of trust in low-cost microcontrollers to deliver a core set of
critical services through the product lifecycle, alongside secure
deployment, production and update infrastructure. Secure Thingz is a
founding member and Executive Board member of the Internet of Things
Security Foundation (,
the leading global organization for IoT Security.

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