Trusted Computing Group Adds Members Representing Systems, Mobile Phones, Components and Security Applications

PORTLAND, Ore., March 31, 2004 ARM, Dell, Motorola, nCipher, OSA Technologies, Philips, SafeNet, Samsung and Transmeta have joined the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), an open industry standards organization whose specifications help vendors build products that let users protect critical data and information. The organization now has 54 members representing components, systems and software, cell phones, storage, networking, security and related products worldwide.

A year ago, we announced the Trusted Computing Group with just nine members. Today, our membership represents every facet of computing and security, and the best minds in security are active in working groups that are addressing silicon, software, networking, infrastructure, storage, peripherals, usage models, mobile systems and servers,? noted Jim Ward, president, TCG board of directors.

“The participation in TCG by leading vendors in the systems, mobile phone, component and security applications market segments indicates an increasing realization by these vendors that their customers are demanding a standards-based approach that addresses the massive security problems they face,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst, The Enderle Group. By contributing intellectual property and working together to create strong standards, these companies are blazing the trail towards the vastly more secure platforms customers are demanding.

The organization is holding its quarterly meeting this week, where members continuing work on specifications for software, PCs, mobile devices, servers, storage, peripherals, networking and infrastructure. Since its introduction in April 2003, the organization has created a software specification and an enhanced specification for the Trusted Platform Module security silicon for PCs and other devices. A number of companies currently ship systems with the Trusted Platform Module, while other companies are providing software and services for these systems.

More information and the organization?s specifications are available at the Trusted Computing Group?s website,

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