Technology to Enable Secure Communication on 2.5G and 3G Handheld Devices
Mississauga, Ontario (May 22, 2002) - Certicom (Nasdaq: CERT and TSE: CIC), a leading provider of wireless information security solutions, today announced that Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has licensed Certicom security solutions for its OMAP wireless platform. TI's OMAP platform, a highly advanced processing architecture, sits as the core of 2.5G and 3G mobile devices, including wireless handsets, PDAs and advanced mobile Internet appliances.
With Certicom's advanced security technology available in the OMAP processors, mobile device manufacturers can integrate strong, standard-based cryptography into core applications without sacrificing performance. Additionally, by offering Certicom's standard application programming interfaces (APIs), TI allows its large network of developers to build enhanced, state of the art security into services across a wide variety of environments.
"As a key member of TI's OMAP Developer Network, Certicom will provide wireless device manufacturers with advanced security solutions optimized for the OMAP platform," said David Potts, worldwide applications director for TI's OMAP platform. "Both carriers and users of 2.5 and 3G mobile devices powered by OMAP processors will benefit from the added voice and data security created though the cooperation of TI with leading security developers like Certicom."
Certicom will add more than 30 state-of-the-art cryptographic functions to the OMAP platform from it's Security Builder® toolkit, including ultra secure and high performance cryptography such as AES and Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC). These security functions will be ported and optimized for the OMAP architecture resulting in the most efficient code execution and direct access to on-board cryptographic hardware acceleration.
At the communications layer Certicom will add SSL Plus™ and WTLS Plus™, which provides Internet browsers in next generation wireless devices secure access to almost any service on the web. Certicom's Trustpoint™ Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) tools allow users and applications to be strongly authenticated in the new wireless world.
"This collaboration with TI expands Certicom's global market reach and reinforces the Company's strong competitive position and future growth opportunities," said Ian McKinnon, President and CEO of Certicom. "TI's OMAP platform will enable manufacturers, carriers, and application developers to deliver compelling and secure 2.5G and 3G applications and services to millions of devices. We are very pleased to work with TI in helping to make security a key component of these next generation wireless devices and applications."
Based on more than ten years of wireless system expertise, the OMAP wireless processors provide mobile device manufacturers and application developers with unparalleled flexibility by supporting popular operating systems and programming languages such as Symbian OS™, Microsoft® Windows® CE, Palm OS™, Linux®, Java™, ARM® Instruction Set, C/C++ and leading wireless communication standards such as GSM, GPRS, UMTS, EDGE, WCDMA and CDMA2000. The OMAP platform delivers unparalleled processing performance and battery life so that consumers can enjoy a wide range of compelling wireless products and services such as multimedia messaging, streaming media, secure m-commerce, location-based services and interactive gaming in a sleek wireless PDA or phone.
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Certicom is a leading provider of information security software and services, specializing in solutions for mobile e-business. The company's products and services are specifically designed to address the challenges imposed by a wireless data environment. Certicom's solutions incorporate its efficient encryption technology and are based on industry standards for information security that utilize public key cryptography. Certicom's products are currently licensed to more than 300 customers including Cisco Systems, Inc., Handspring Inc., Motorola, Inc., Nortel Networks, Openwave Systems, Inc., Palm, Inc., QUALCOMM, Inc., Research In Motion Ltd., Sony International (Europe) GmbH, and Verizon Communications Inc. Certicom's headquarters are based in Missisauga, Ontario, with offices in Washington DC, Silicon Valley/Hayward, and London, UK.
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Except for historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, those relating to our ability to successfully integrate newly-hired professionals into the management team, the ability to realize anticipated cost savings from our consolidation initiatives, the acceptance of mobile and wireless devices and the continued growth of e-commerce and m-commerce, the continued commitment to new security investments on the part of the US, Canadian and other governments and government agencies, the continued acceptance by our customers of our subscription license model, our ability to implement our restructuring initiatives and our ability to realize resulting cost savings, the increase of the demand for mutual authentication in m-commerce transactions, the acceptance of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) technology as an industry standard, the market acceptance of our principal products and sales of our customer's products, the impact of competitive products and technologies, the possibility of our products infringing patents and other intellectual property of fourth parties, and costs of product development. Certicom will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect Certicom's financial results is included in the documents Certicom files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian securities regulatory authorities.
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