Tiempo Secure

Tiempo Secure develops and licenses hardware and software intellectual property (IP) for securing integrated circuits at the highest/certifiable levels of security. In particular, Tiempo Secure offers a family of Common Criteria EAL5+ certifiable Secure Element IPs – TESIC - to System-on-Chips (SoCs) and application processor manufacturers addressing the IoT markets.

Founded in 2007 and using first a fabless business model, Tiempo Secure designed, industrialized and certified (Common Criteria EAL5+ and EMVCo) its first secure chip product, TESIC-SC, a secure microcontroller with dual interface (contact and contactless/NFC) for government documents and payment cards. Building on this result and its expertise in hardware and software security, Tiempo Secure then developed its second secure chip, TESIC-SE, a secure microcontroller chip for connected devices (IoT).

In order to answer the growing need for security of the different IoT markets (such as network connectivity, payment with wearable, secure access/connection, automotive), Tiempo Secure opted for an IP business model in 2018, licensing TESIC, a family of Secure Element IP macros that can be integrated into SoCs. The TESIC IP family allows a plug-and-play integration of secure elements into customer’s chips while guaranteeing the security certification of these chips according to the different standards required/recommended for their embedded applications (CC EAL5+, GSMA, EMVCo, FIDO, PP-V2X and others).

Tiempo Secure also offers to its customers services to handle the security certification process of their chips as well as the configuration of HSMs used for the personalization of their chips at production testing and firmware programming.