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Sierraware, the embedded virtualization company, today announced that it had launched the first open source implementation for ARM TrustZone. Open Virtualization, an open source project sponsored and maintained by Sierraware, allows ARM-based microprocessor designers, device manufacturers, and software companies to support ARM TrustZone technology.

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									Sierraware Announces First Open Source SDK for ARM TrustZone

Sierraware, the embedded virtualization company, today announced that it
had launched the first open source implementation for ARM TrustZone. Open
Virtualization, an open source project sponsored and maintained by
Sierraware, allows ARM-based microprocessor designers, device
manufacturers, and software companies to support ARM TrustZone
technology.

Sunnyvale, CA, May 30, 2012 -- Sierraware, the embedded virtualization
company, today announced that it had launched the first open source
implementation for ARM TrustZone. Open Virtualization, an open source
project sponsored and maintained by Sierraware, allows ARM-based
microprocessor designers, device manufacturers, and software companies to
support ARM TrustZone technology.

TrustZone hardware security extensions provide a system-wide approach to
building security into embedded devices. With TrustZone, sensitive data
and applications can run in a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE),
completely protected from unknown and potentially dangerous third party
software. TrustZone offers a secure virtual world for applications like
secure payment, authentication, encryption key storage, digital rights
management (DRM), license management, and more. With TrustZone, data is
safe from malware and rootkits that can compromise critical data.

Open Virtualization is a free, open source SDK available under the GNU
General Public License (GPL). It adheres to technical specifications set
forth by GlobalPlatform. Any ARM-based device that supports ARM TrustZone
technology, including ARM-11, Cortex-A9, and Cortex-A15 systems, can
benefit from Open Virtualization code. It features a small footprint that
minimizes memory and system overhead.

“Many ODMs, including manufacturers of set-top boxes, smart phones, and
residential gateways, want to leverage ARM TrustZone technology. However,
the high cost of developing and supporting it has prevented mainstream
adoption,” said Gopu Subramanian, CTO of Sierraware. “Open Virtualization
offers a cost-effective option to quickly integrate ARM TrustZone
technology into their devices."

Open Virtualization source code is available now for download at:
http://www.openvirtualization.org.

About Us:
Founded in 2010, Sierraware's virtualization solutions offer OEMs a high-
performance, compact and portable hypervisor designed expressly for
embedded processors.

Sierraware is a leading provider of virtualization and security solutions
for embedded platforms. Sierraware products enable hardware manufacturers
to effectively address rapidly growing market segments such as
microservers for cloud computing, smart mobile phones, set-top boxes, and
headless residential gateways. Sierraware offers a ready-to-use
hypervisor and security and networking applications that support a wide
range of ARM® architectures and SOCs.
In addition, Sierraware sponsors and maintains the Open Virtualization
open source project for ARM TrustZone®. Open Virtualization is the first
open source implementation of ARM TrustZone API. The Open TrustZone
software and Open Secure Boot together help OEMs leverage the TrustZone
API and add a secure, lightweight kernel to mobile and networking
devices.

Contact:
Suresh Gopal
Sierraware
Sunnyvale, CA
408-891-4718
sales@sierraware.com
http://www.sierraware.com

								
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