IoT Innovation in the Spotlight as prpl Foundation Continues to Grow

prpl Foundation adds four new members: ADB, Baikal, SoftAtHome, and Intrinsic-ID

7 Thursday July 2016 – SANTA CLARA, CA

prpl Foundation, the open-source, community-driven, collaborative, non-profit foundation supporting the next gen connected devices industry, has today announced the addition of four new members that will help steer the future of the Internet of Things (IoT). The companies joining consist of ADB, the Swiss connected solutions specialist; Russian semiconductor firm Baikal Electronics; SoftAtHome, the French embedded software for the digital home company; and Intrinsic-ID, a specialist in Physical Unclonable Functions (PUF) for securing connected devices, who will also be helping with the advancement of a prpl PUF project.

“This is a really exciting time for the prpl Foundation,” said Art Swift, president of the prpl Foundation. “With the addition of these innovative companies from around the world that represent some of the best in their fields, we can continue our cutting edge projects and work that will ultimately make IoT more open, interoperable and secure – three facets that are currently missing from many of today’s connected devices.”

One such new and exciting project is working with Intrinsic-ID and other PUF technology specialists to create an open source initiative called prpl PUF. The aim for the initiative is to establish strong a hardware-based root of trust across potentially billions of devices. Using PUF technology, IoT applications can greatly simplify the provisioning and management of cryptographic keys to authenticate, and protect data across the network.

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prpl Foundation Launches prpl.works to Mobilize Open Source Developers

New community lets developers share insights, innovation and resources

SANTA CLARA, CA, Dec. 15, 2015The prpl Foundation today revealed prpl.works, an online community by and for open source developers and users. Active for just a few weeks, the community has already reached over 40,000 developers from around the world.

”The prpl.works site highlights the important work that prpl and its member companies are doing to encourage collaboration across the open source community,” said Art Swift, president of the prpl Foundation, a non-profit foundation focused on enabling open, next-generation datacenter-to-device portable software and virtualized architectures. “The value to the open source community is evidenced by the site’s rapid adoption, based in part on insightful commentary that the community is providing.”

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