Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

NXP helps Baidu secure IoT in China

Steve Rogerson
June 7, 2018
NXP Semiconductors is helping Baidu secure the IoT in China. The two companies will collaborate to promote industry innovation and support developers and ecosystem partners in building safe and smart IoT applications.
As part of the partnership, NXP will support Baidu’s Tiangong smart IoT platform from cloud to device with its secure element. With NXP SE embedded in each IoT device, Tiangong will secure edge node connections and protect data across a broad spectrum of markets including smart logistics, smart homes and smart cities. This already has been implemented in applications such as smart locks, intelligent gateways, blockchain and RFID logistics.
The two companies will also collaborate on edge computing. Netherlands-based NXP has already integrated Baidu Cloud’s smart edge with its EdgeScale edge computing framework running on edge compute gateways to provide integration for management on the cloud and computing on the device and gateway.
“Baidu Cloud has made great advances in AI, big data and cloud computing over the past several years in our effort to build the leading smart IoT platform and ecosystem,” said NXP senior vice president Li Zheng. “As a world-leading AI and IoT IC provider, NXP is happy to support Baidu with our well-established smart IoT solutions. We look forward to working with partners like Baidu Cloud to build a new digital, smart and secure future.”
Baidu has been at the forefront of innovation and development and collaborates with companies across multiple industries. Baidu chose to work with NXP for its broad end-to-end IoT portfolio, its application insights and its ability to meet the requirements of IoT on performance, security and efficiency.
Forward Industry Research Institute forecasts that the revenue of the AI technology industry in China will exceed RMB150bn by 2020, with an additional RMB1tn generated in upstream and downstream industries.