CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Trustonic.
In 2012, three leading pioneers of security technology founded Trustonic, bringing together the respective teams of ARM Secure Services Division, Giesecke & Devrient (G+D) and Trusted Logic Mobililty (TLM) working on Trusted Execution Environment technology.
ARM developed TrustZone as a technology concept in 2002. In 2010, ARM formed the Secure Services Division to drive enablement, standardization and certification activities surrounding TrustZone technology. Today, TrustZone is now integrated within in a high proportion of applications processor system on chips that lay at the heart of smart devices.
TLM and G+D pioneered development of security software to run on TrustZone enabled system on chips and built upon decades of experience in developing highly secure tamper resistant smart card technology, commonly found in bank cards, SIM cards and government issued identity documents. TLM and G+D combine twelve years of learning and hands-on commercial experience of security software technology resulting in a rich body of knowledge surrounding Trusted Execution Environment technology and its applications.
Ben Cade is CEO of Trustonic. He is an experienced industry executive, most recently GM & VP of ARM Ltd’s Secure Services Division and before this Executive Director for Linaro, the multi party software joint venture. During his time at ARM he held a number of senior roles in business development, M&A and product marketing. Prior to ARM, Ben held a variety of roles in a major Japanese blue chip and European focused software companies. He holds an executive MBA from the London Business School and a Masters in Engineering from Southampton University.
Chris Jones is Chief Operations Officer for Trustonic and was previously VP Licensing, Processor Division for ARM, after leading the Processor Division Licensing team for 2 years. During his time at ARM Chris also held product manager roles for Processors and System IP; in doing so, he led the development and marketing of ARM PrimeCell peripheral IP product range. He moved into the commercial operation role initially covering licensing into ARM 3rd party IP, October 2001 and then as a Licensing Manager, licensing ARM process and Systems IP. Before joining ARM Chris worked for leading Semiconductor companies, Analalog Device and National Semiconductor. Chris is a graduate in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Hons) from De Montfort University.
Jon Geater is CTO for Trustonic, responsible for overseeing the long-term technology strategy. Prior to this he was Director of Technology for the Secure Service Division at ARM. He has also held the position of Director of Technical strategy and CTO (Enterprise) for Thales Information Systems Security and worked for nCipher in leading Engineering roles including Chief Architect.
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