CommScope and STMicroelectronics partner for IoT security integration


CommScope and STMicroelectronics have partnered to integrate CommScope’s PKIWorks IoT security platform with ST’s STM32WB microcontroller unit (MCU). This collaboration provides device manufacturers with a comprehensive answer for developing secure IoT devices that comply with the Connectivity Standards Alliance’s Matter standard.

By simplifying the manufacturing process for secure Matter-device-credentials development and provisioning, the integrated solution helps reduce costs and time for IoT device manufacturers. Additionally, it enables devices to be commissioned at the MCU level without the need for developer intervention. Using the expertise of the CommScope Sentry team, which has over 35 years of experience in securely integrating cryptographic keys and digital certificates into high-volume manufacturing production, the collaboration ensures the highest level of security for IoT devices.

“As a CSA promoter, ST is committed to making Matter development seamless for all device makers,” said Nathalie Vallespin, a STM32 connectivity product line manager at STMicroelectronics. “Our #1 ranking for general-purpose microcontrollers and expertise in secure elements positions us to combine our deep understanding of device-makers’ challenges and strong knowledge of Matter to create unique collaborations like this one with CommScope. This will accelerate the adoption of Matter development through an easy and secure process for credential provisioning.”

“By integrating the CommScope Sentry PKIWorks platform with ST’s popular MCU platform, we’re offering our customers a turnkey solution to alleviate the challenges of Matter adoption, while handling the complexity, scale, and cost,” stated Bart Giordano, a president for networking, intelligent cellular and security solutions at CommScope. “CommScope and ST have a long-standing collaborative relationship, making it easy to meet growing demand for new Matter IoT devices with the expertise of two industry leaders with decades of experience at the forefront of digital security, semiconductor solutions, and device manufacturing.”