EPS Global has formed a global strategic partnership with Future Electronics.
The partnership will enable OEMs access to secure provisioning services for their security-enabled devices anywhere in the world, distributed through Future Electronics.
“Security delivers many high-value benefits such as IP protection, production control, and ensures a connected product meets standards and legislation,” said Colin Lynch, CEO of EPS Global. “The question is how to implement it effectively, which is where our partnership with Future Electronics comes in. EPS Global offers customers cost-competitive security to fit their requirements, using the chip of their choice, and we then deliver this solution through their trusted distribution partner, Future Electronics. Together, we effectively remove the supply chain and technological complexity for the customer, designing in security in the early stages of their product designs, ensuring a seamless transition to high volume production, facilitating them to get their product to market.”
“EPS is a global leader in secure programming requirements. We are excited to engage with them and offer their strong value-added capabilities to simplify the path and meet the growing demand for secure programming in our customer base,” said Karim Yasmine, Corporate Vice President of Strategic Supplier Development for Future
Security is a vital requirement for IoT devices. In the absence of end-to-end security, connected devices are vulnerable to attacks such as counterfeiting, over-production and malware. These attacks can cause devices to shut down, which can damage critical industrial infrastructure or injure users.
Thus, OEMs can be faced with complex challenges when implementing security on their connected devices.
The Global Strategic Partnership simplifies the process for customers, bringing peace of mind with access to a continuous supply of security-enabled devices through Future Electronics, long recognized for their global supply chain solutions, and the provisioning of security on these devices in secure volume production facilities all over in the world through EPS Global.
Future Electronics is a worldwide distributor of silicon partners, such as Infineon, NXP, Microchip, Renesas and ST Microelectronics, each of whom has developed security-based microcontrollers to address customers’ IoT security requirements.
EPS provides secure provisioning on these devices from its global network of secure programming centers, delivering the secure framework required to maintain authenticity and firmware integrity throughout the lifetime of a connected device.