GRENOBLE and PARIS, France – Sept. 12, 2016 – Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, and OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announced they have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on a wide range of technologies and digital solutions for security and performance in a connected world.
These areas include biometrics, component and systems security, electronics, low-power architecture, IoT and connectivity.
“The growing demand we record from our customers around the world for our cryptography and our embedded and remote management technologies to secure the IoT space will lead us to double our R&D investment in the next three years,” said Didier Lamouche, president & CEO of OT . “After Seoul and Lodz in 2015, we’ve just opened two new R&D centers in France, one in Pessac for our specialist cryptography teams and the other in Sophia Antipolis for the integration of our security technologies in the automotive and mobile spaces. The partnership with Leti is another step in ensuring OT is well positioned for the future, particularly in terms of IoT and biometrics.”
Leti CEO Marie Semeria said reliability, security and privacy must be factored into products and components from the start. “Leti and OT share common goals and complementary strengths for combining hardware and software to make digital technologies more secure,” she said. “This collaboration, which will benefit from relationships established in our previous joint projects, will focus on producing novel and robust security solutions beginning at the concept stage.”
About Leti (France)
As one of three advanced-research institutes within the CEA Technological Research Division, Leti serves as a bridge between basic research and production of micro- and nanotechnologies that improve the lives of people around the world. It is committed to creating innovation and transferring it to industry. Backed by its portfolio of 2,800 patents, Leti partners with large industrials, SMEs and startups to tailor advanced solutions that strengthen their competitive positions. It has launched 59 startups. Its 8,500m² of new-generation cleanroom space feature 200mm and 300mm wafer processing of micro and nano solutions for applications ranging from space to smart devices. With a staff of more than 1,900, Leti is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Tokyo. Follow us on www.leti.fr and @CEA_Leti.
About Oberthur Technologies
OT is a world leader in embedded digital security that protects you when you connect, authenticate or pay.
OT is strategically positioned in high growth markets and offers embedded security software solutions for “end-point” devices as well as associated remote management solutions to a huge portfolio of international clients, including banks and financial institutions, mobile operators, authorities and governments, as well as manufacturers of connected objects and equipment.
OT employs over 6 500 employees worldwide, including almost 700 R&D people. With a global footprint of 4 regional secure manufacturing hubs and 39 secure service centers, OT’s international network serves clients in 169 countries. For more information: www.oberthur.com
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