Open-Silicon .:. Improve Security for IoT Edge Devices with Custom SoCs
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Improve Security for IoT Edge Devices with Custom SoCs


Date: Tue, Dec. 13, 2016 
Time: 08:00 AM PST
Duration: 60 mins

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About the Webinar:

This joint Open-Silicon and ARM® webinar, moderated by Daniel Nenni, CEO and founder of SemiWiki, addressed the security issues associated with IoT edge devices and how to make them secure with custom SoCs. The key focus areas for security in IoT edge devices are secure boot, data security, tamper proofing and device authentication. Efficient security features are implemented with a combination of hardware and software. Features like root of trust with secure boot and tamper proofing with physical security are more efficient when implemented in hardware and IP by a turnkey ASIC vendor. Features like data security and device authentication are more efficiently implemented in software by OEMs leveraging purpose-built hardware. The advantages of hardware-implemented security features with custom SoCs include a significant improvement in acceleration time (ex: boot-up time), mitigation of potential tampering, and enabling a purpose-built device from a system point of view. The ARM TrustZone® CryptoCell family of security IPs provides hardware-based platform security for cost efficient implementation in custom SoCs, as well as a fast path to market. Open-Silicon’s custom SoC IoT platform, based on ARM’s Cortex-M and TrustZone® CryptoCell, enables OEMs to develop secure IoT edge devices with lower risk and shorter development time. This platform supports root of trust with secure boot and a secure over-the-air firmware/application upgrade.

Here’s what attendees learned

  • Why security is critical for IoT edge devices
  • Why edge devices built with custom SoCs improve security
  • About few reference designs for IoT edge device security applications
  • About the role of turnkey ASIC development and IP companies in designing secure IoT edge devices




Daniel Nenni – Moderator
CEO and Founder

Daniel has worked in Silicon Valley for the past 30 years with computer manufacturers, electronic design automation software and semiconductor intellectual property companies. He is the founder of (an open forum for semiconductor professionals) and the co-author and publisher of “Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry”, “Mobile Unleashed: The Origin and Evolution of ARM Processors in our Devices” and “Prototypical: The Emergence of Prototyping for SoC Design”. Daniel is an internationally recognized business development professional for companies involved with the fabless semiconductor ecosystem.

Speaker Biographies:


Yossi Weisblum
Product Marketing Manager, System and Software Group

Yossi manages product marketing for ARM’s CryptoCell subsystem. He has an extensive background in product marketing across several platforms, including connectivity, wireless, multimedia and mobile. Prior to joining ARM in 2016, Yossi worked at Intel for over ten years, where he was instrumental in the development of the company’s wireless connectivity solutions.



Kalpesh Sanghvi
SoC and System Solutions Manager

Kalpesh has over a decade of professional experience in the semiconductor and embedded industry. He has in-depth knowledge of software development and bring-up for SoC/ASIC designs, and domain expertise in IoT, storage solutions, security solutions, networking and multimedia reference designs. Kalpesh is also experienced in ASIC design flows, pre-silicon and post-silicon bring-up and validation as well as prototyping solutions.

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About ARM®

ARM (LSE: ARM, NASDAQ: ARMH) designs technology at the heart of the world’s most advanced digital products. We are enabling the development of new markets and transformation of industries and society, invisibly creating opportunity for a globally connected population. Our scalable, energy-efficient processor designs and related technologies deliver intelligence wherever computing happens, ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, digital TVs, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 75 billion System on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies. Learn more and join the conversation at

About Open-Silicon

Open-Silicon transforms ideas into system-optimized ASIC solutions within the time-to-market parameters desired by customers. The company enhances the value of customers’ products by innovating at every stage of design — architecture, logic, physical, system, software and IP — and then continues to partner to deliver fully tested silicon and platforms. Open-Silicon applies an open business model that enables the company to uniquely choose best-in-industry IP, design methodologies, tools, software, packaging, manufacturing and test capabilities. The company has partnered with over 150 companies ranging from large semiconductor and systems manufacturers to high-profile start-ups, and has successfully completed 300+ designs and shipped over 120 million ASICs to date. Privately held, Open-Silicon employs over 250 people in Silicon Valley and around the world.

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