“Providing adequate security in electricity meters to prevent fraud while enabling customers to read their own meters presents several challenges,” said Christian Fleutelot, general manager and executive vice president for digital security at INSIDE Secure. “Working with Freescale, we have been able to combine our leading security and connectivity solutions with their microcontroller to create a postpaid meter that helps thwart fraud while providing a cost-efficient way for utilities to capture valuable usage information and receive payment.”
According to Fleutelot, INSIDE Secure will soon be announcing a more highly integrated solution that will enable manufacturers to achieve the lowest cost in the industry.
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About FreescaleFreescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry-leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity – our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. www.freescale.com About INSIDE Secure INSIDE Secure is a leading designer, developer and supplier of semiconductors, embedded software and platforms for secure transactions and digital security. INSIDE mobile NFC, secure payment, and digital security products provide security for a wide range of information processing, storage and transmission applications. The company’s customers are found in a wide range of markets including mobile payment, identification documents, access control, transit, electronic device manufacturing, pay television and mobile service operators. For more information, visit www.insidesecure.com. Freescale, the Freescale logo and Kinetis are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. ARM is the registered trademark of ARM Limited. Cortex is the trademark of ARM Limited. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2012 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.