Data I/O Partners with Secure Thingz to Deliver Scripting Interface Upgrade to the SentriX™ Secure Provisioning System

Scripting Interface significantly accelerates support for Secure Elements and Secure Microcontrollers on the SentriX Secure Provisioning System

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), a leading global provider of advanced data programming and security provisioning solutions for flash-memory, flash based microcontrollers, secure elements and authentication ICs, announces the immediate availability of the Scripting Interface, developed in a collaboration with Secure Thingz, for the SentriX™ Secure Provisioning System. The Scripting Interface, based on the next-generation Secure Deploy platform from Secure Thingz, provides a leap forward in enabling rapid device support for the Data I/O SentriX Secure Provisioning System.

“Although our customers may not directly interact with the Scripting Interface, they will nonetheless benefit greatly from its inclusion in SentriX,” said Anthony Ambrose, President and CEO of Data I/O Corporation. “Scripting makes the interface between the Secure Thingz Guardian Hardware Security module (HSM) and the other components of the Data I/O SentriX System more powerful and flexible. This will result in many more devices supported on the SentriX platform and faster time to market for a new device support request.”

“To realize the promise of the IoT and facilitate the development of innovative IoT applications, IoT device security must be easier to implement, and with the inclusion of the Scripting Interface in the latest release of Secure Deploy, Secure Thingz and Data I/O are accelerating the availability of secure devices,” said Haydn Povey, CEO of Secure Thingz. “The rapid adoption of Secure Deploy™ across an evolving ecosystem including Data I/O, Arrow Electronics, Avnet and more underscores the industry’s recognition of its ability to mitigate threats to connected devices. The combination of Secure Deploy 2.0 and SentriX better serves this accelerating demand from OEMs and global semiconductor partners by reducing the time and effort required to support the wide variety of use cases that can be implemented.” 

The SentriX Secure Provisioning System already supports Secure Elements from partners such as NXP Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated and Infineon Technologies. The Scripting Interface allows Data I/O and Secure Thingz to expand this support to include Secure Microcontrollers such as the Cypress Semiconductor PSoC® 6 MCU Family, Microchip Technology SAML11 MCU Family and Renesas Electronics Synergy™ Platform.

The Scripting interface will be delivered as an upgrade to the existing SentriX platforms already deployed in secure provisioning centers around the world such as those found at Arrow Electronics and Avnet, Inc.

Learn more about the SentriX™ Provisioning platform at

SentriX™ Security Provisioning Platform

The SentriX Platform provides a trusted, secured and cost-effective provisioning solution for OEMs of any size to embed a hardware-based root of trust in silicon during the manufacturing flow for their IoT products. This process of provisioning silicon devices enables OEMs to add their own unique identity which is cryptographically tied to an embedded hardware based root-of-trust and can prevent unauthorized firmware from executing on the device. An IoT product secured in this way also enables OEMs to provide secure updates to their products in the field. Hardware-based security enabled by the SentriX system also insures supply chain integrity during the manufacturing process. Unauthorized production and cloning are prevented with this approach. Some of the world’s largest and best-in-class technology, semiconductor, security and distribution supply chain companies have partnered with Data I/O to bring the SentriX Platform to market, including Arrow Electronics, Avnet, IAR Systems, Microchip Technology, NXP, and Secure Thingz (now a part of IAR Systems).

About Data I/O Corporation
Since 1972 Data I/O has developed innovative solutions to enable the design and manufacture of electronic products for automotive, industrial/Internet-of-Things, consumer electronics, markets and their programming center and contract manufacturing partners. Today, our customers manufacture tens of millions of products each year using Data I/O programming solutions to reliably, securely, and cost-effectively deliver their Intellectual Property into programmable devices. Our expertise in programmable integrated circuits, global supply chain processes, factory integration and IP management and protection helps bring innovative new products to life. These solutions are backed by a global network of Data I/O support and service providers, ensuring success for our customers.

About Secure Thingz
Secure Thingz is the global domain expert in device security, embedded systems, and lifecycle management. In 2018, the company was acquired by IAR Systems Group AB, the future-proof supplier and software tools for embedded development. Secure Thingz is focused on delivering advanced security solutions into the emerging industrial Internet of Things, critical infrastructure, automotive and other markets. The Secure Deploy™ architecture has been developed to solve the major security issues challenging the IoT. Secure Thingz solutions ensure a cost-efficient root of trust in low-cost microcontrollers to deliver a core set of critical services through the product lifecycle, alongside secure deployment, production and update infrastructure. Secure Thingz is a founding member and Executive Board member of the Internet of Things Security Foundation (, the leading global organization for IoT Security.

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