Electronic industry corporations are becoming more global, which means their products are deployed at a broader scale and their manufacturing often outsourced.
Corporations are looking at competitive advantage through outsourcing, including reduction of operating costs. They also aim to expand their development abroad in a global world.
Some challenges remain on outsourcing and global trading: for instance, how to protect IP? How to avoid counterfeit parts? How to control the supply chain beyond first tier suppliers?
Trusted Objects has developed to-security, a set of security solutions to protect software IP during the life cycle of microcontroller-based electronic devices.
tops, to-protect and to-boot are a part of to-security solutions to protect software IP during manufacturing phase, in the field and during software update respectively.