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Our company

Tiempo Secure is a unique security provider for semiconductor design companies. For over 13 years, we have developed unsurpassed security IP, secure software libraries and security expertise to allow our customers to reach the highest and certified levels of security for their chip products.


Tiempo Secure main values are integrity, trust and team work. Security does not tolerate any technical approximation, it is our mission to always recommend to our customers the best security choices and strategies, without compromise on quality and certification objectives, and to assist them on the long run as their trustable security partner, for hardware IP, software libraries and expert security services. Internally, we value above all other considerations a strong and friendly team spirit that we like to share with our customers’ teams.



Creation of Tiempo S.A.S.
(“Tiempo Secure”)


First CC EAL5+ side-channel evaluation… and first CC EAL5+ successful evaluation!


Tiempo Secure completes its first CC EAL5+ secure microcontroller design with NFC and contact interfaces and secure flash


Tiempo Secure microcontroller chip gets CC EAL5+ PP0084 and EMVCo certification


Tiempo Secure adopts a new IP business model and gets a first design win with its TESIC CC EAL5+ secure element core


Tiempo Secure first CC EAL5+ PP0084 certification of a customer SoC integrating its TESIC secure element and using an external flash



Serge Maginot

CEO & co-founder

Marc Renaudin

CTO & co-founder

Nathalie Pousset-Bougère

Administrative & accounting Manager

Mikaël Dubreucq

VP Sales & Marketing

Sébastien Riou

Application Manager, Secure products

David Kerr-Munslow

Product Manager, Secure products

Frédéric Heitzmann

VP of Engineering

Bertrand Folco

Design Leader, Secure products

Jérôme Reybert

Software Leader, Secure products


Tiempo Secure offices are located in Montbonnot Saint-Martin, near Grenoble, France. This region is in the middle of the French Alps, by car at 1h20 from Lyon, 1h40 from Geneva and 3h00 from Marseille, and by train at 3h00 from Paris. It is renowned for its quality life, especially if you enjoy sports and nature/mountain activities: it takes 30 min to drive from the office to the nearest ski resort, with a domain at an altitude from 1350 m to 2400 m.

Economically, the Grenoble area, part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, is also an important geographical center for the European microelectronic industry and embedded software development companies. This area of high-tech industrial, research and university activities is part of the Minalogic ecosystem, France’s Global Innovation Cluster for Digital Technologies.

Industrial partners

We have established long term partnerships with chip companies, embedded software companies, research centers and technology excellence clusters to ensure a complete and best-in-class solution for secure chip products.

Industry alliances

We are proud to be part of alliances and clusters that contribute significantly to the development of the digital security industry in Europe and the rest of the world

Financial partners

Thanks to the financial support of the following partners and public administrations, we have been able to continuously develop and integrate state-of-the-art innovations into our secure products.

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