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

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

Secure Deploy and SentriX® leverage advanced security features of the SAM L11 MCU to support the growing need for IoT security solutions

June 25, 2018 02:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

CAMBRIDGE, UK & REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 security.

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 platform.

“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 flows.

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 [email protected] 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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