US company AMD is set to license technology from ARM in a new partnership between the rival chip designers.
AMD plans to offer PC software developers access to ARM’s Trustzone technology, and add a ‘security dedicated’ ARM-based processor to its chipsets, alongside its own x86-based CPU and GPU technology.
Trustzone is a security feature that only lets approved software run on the extra core, making it harder for malware and hackers to infect computers. It can make way for enhanced authentication systems, ‘attack safe’ anti-virus software, and digital rights management.
ARM already offers Trustzone to developers writing apps for tablets and smartphones that use its chip architecture, but this new partnership will see the company able to take advantage of AMD’s market.
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