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Dual-identity smartphones could bridge BYOD private, corporate divide

Lucas Mearian | Nov. 27, 2012
Late next year, consumers will be able to buy smartphones that either come with native hypervisor software or use an app allowing them to run two interfaces on the phone: one for personal use, one for work.

"So, essentially this comes down to encryption key management. How do we protect the data from one operating system so that another operating system doesn't have access to it," Perez said. "The security processor would have that responsibility."

AMD expects its news secure mobile processors to begin shipping in the second half of 2013.

Although AMD also plans to use its new x86 chips in the server and storage industry, mobile will be first.

"The mobile platform is the most exposed," Perez said. "It's the weakest link in the entire ecosystem. That's where greater levels of separation through virtualization is needed."


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