ATLANTA, GEORGIA / SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: AMI®, a global leader in the Dynamic Firmware market for worldwide computing, announces today its commitment to deliver enhanced firmware capabilities to Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. as part of a new development agreement for Aptio® V UEFI Firmware for current and future Arm® based devices powered by Snapdragon® compute platforms.
System firmware attacks continue in their prevalence and sophistication, driving manufacturers to ensure that their platforms are protected from boot up and beyond. As a market leader in UEFI firmware development and firmware security, AMI’s Aptio UEFI Firmware includes the security features that OEMs and ODMs require to protect end-users and their systems from the moment they press the power button.
Under this UEFI development collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, AMI will extend firmware security and UEFI Firmware development support, beginning with the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform. This agreement will extend to future Snapdragon compute platforms providing AMI UEFI source code designed with security in mind and the testing and support infrastructure needed to help maintain the security of Snapdragon compute platforms, including protection at the firmware level.
Speaking about the significance of this agreement, AMI Chief Executive Officer Sanjoy Maity commented, “AMI is extremely pleased to announce our new collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., an industry leader bringing advanced Arm-architecture designs such as Snapdragon to a broad cross-section of applications. Our reputation and experience, together with our support for all types of architectures and platforms, will allow us to deliver robust firmware security and best-in-class firmware development to Qualcomm Technologies. Looking ahead, AMI will continue to deepen its UEFI development efforts for the expanding Arm client ecosystem, working together with Qualcomm Technologies as a key collaborator around its ongoing ‘Windows on Snapdragon’ projects. We are confident that AMI will extend Qualcomm Technologies’ security solutions and help deliver innovative UEFI Firmware available for its new platforms.”
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