EPS Global and Future Electronics Announce Global Strategic Partnership To Provide Secure Provisioning and Supply Chain Solutions for IoT Security
Quebec, Canada and Dublin, Ireland – EPS Global, one of the world’s largest Programming and Secure Provisioning service providers, and Future Electronics, a leading global electronics distributor of an extensive variety of electronic components from semiconductor manufacturers, have announced today a global strategic partnership. The partnership will enable OEMs access to secure provisioning services for their security-enabled devices anywhere in the world, distributed through Future Electronics.
Security is a vital requirement for IoT devices. In the absence of end-to-end security, connected devices are vulnerable to attacks such as counterfeiting, over-production and malware. These attacks can cause devices to shut down, which can damage critical industrial infrastructure or injure users.
Thus, OEMs can be faced with complex challenges when implementing security on their connected devices. There are a wide variety of security solutions to choose from; cost and logistics need to be considered; and OEMs must comply with increasing legislative requirements.
The Global Strategic Partnership simplifies the process for customers, bringing peace of mind with access to a continuous supply of security-enabled devices through Future Electronics, long recognized for their global supply chain solutions, and the provisioning of security on these devices in secure volume production facilities all over in the world through EPS Global.
Future Electronics is a worldwide distributor of silicon partners, such as NXP, Microchip, Renesas and ST Microelectronics, each of whom have developed security-based microcontrollers to address customers’ IoT security requirements.
EPS provides secure provisioning on these devices from its global network of secure programming centers, delivering the secure framework required to maintain authenticity and firmware integrity throughout the lifetime of a connected device.
“Security delivers many high value benefits such as IP protection, production control, and ensures a connected product meets standards and legislation,” said Colin Lynch, CEO of EPS Global. “The question is how to implement it effectively, which is where our partnership with Future comes in. EPS Global offers customers cost-competitive security to fit their requirements, using the chip of their choice, and we then deliver this solution through their trusted distribution partner, Future. Together, we effectively remove the supply chain and technological complexity for the customer, designing in security in the early stages of their products designs, ensuring a seamless transition to high volume production, facilitating them to get their product to market.”
“EPS is a global leader in secure programming requirements. We are excited to engage with them and offer their strong value-added capabilities to simplify the path and meet the growing demand for secure programming in our customer base,” said Karim Yasmine, Corporate Vice President of Strategic Supplier Development for Future Electronics.
About EPS Global
EPS Global is one of the world’s largest IC Programming and Secure Provisioning Service providers, working with Tier 1 Automotive electronic suppliers, top 20 OEMs and top 50 contract manufacturers since 1999. Strategically located in all major electronic clusters worldwide, EPS has 19 state-of-the-art programming centers delivering consistent product quality, competitive pricing and reliable on-time delivery. EPS Global has achieved VDA 6.3, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 14001 qualifications and is a corporate member of the IOT Security Foundation. For more information, visit www.epsprogramming.com. Follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a very extensive variety of electronic components. Founded by Robert G. Miller in 1968, Future Electronics believes its 5000 employees are its greatest asset, with 170 offices in 44 countries. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.