"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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