The authentication market is currently expanding from largely deployed brand protection, IT security and TPM solutions to now include the Internet of Things. Data issued from objects involved in smart grids, smart cities, smart homes, smart industry including the Industry 4.0 initiative, must be trusted. More and more connected devices are now adopting solutions based on secure elements similar to those used in printers, PCs, game controllers, phone accessories, batteries, and luxury goods.
ST offers a full ecosystem with turnkey solutions to ensure device identity, systems and network integrity, for customers cautious about their brand, or willing to rely on a safe and secure IoT. These ready-to-use solutions may be used as standalone chips in consumables such as ink cartridges or in conjunction with an application microcontroller such as an STM32 or a microprocessing unit (MPU).