WISeKey and OdinS Promote the Creation of an Innovative Semiconductor Center in Murcia


Antonio Skarmeta – professor at the UMU, Mariola Guevara – Government Delegate in the Region of Murcia, María González Veracruz – Secretary of State for Telecommunications, José Trigueros – CEO of OdinS, José Luján – Rector of the UMU, Miguel Ángel Zamora – professor of the UMU and Francisco Martínez – CIO of TProtege

WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a global leader in cybersecurity, digital identity and Internet of Things (IoT) innovations, operating as a holding company, announced today that during a meeting held at the University of Murcia (UMU), with the presence of the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure, María González Veracruz, the magnificent rector, José Luján, professor Antonio Skarmeta, and representatives of outstanding Murcian companies, a step forward has been taken in the consolidation of an ambitious project: the creation of a Center for the design and customization of high-performance cybersecurity chips in the Region of Murcia.

This project, which has the support of the Government of Spain, is an initiative led by the UMU spin-off company, OdinS, and WISeKey, a globally recognized firm in the field of digital security. Both companies, together with TProtege, have joined forces to develop a semiconductor center that promises to be an international benchmark in the field of cybersecurity.

The collaboration between WISeKey, OdinS and TProtege stands out for its innovative approach and its ability to establish international alliances, driven by its specialization in cybersecurity research projects. This approach has been fundamental for the project’s adherence to the financial instruments of the Strategic Project for the Recovery and Economic Transformation of Microelectronics and Semiconductors of Spain (PERTE Chip), an initiative of the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures that aims to mobilize 12,250 million euros until 2027.

The Secretary of State, María González Veracruz, has expressed her satisfaction with the progress of the project, highlighting that “the Region of Murcia will become the epicenter of chip design and cybersecurity, marking a milestone in the digital industry and generating numerous jobs. qualified work.”

The rector of the UMU, José Luján, has highlighted the university’s pride in contributing to the project, highlighting the importance of the transfer of knowledge to the private sector and public-private collaboration for the economic and social development of the region.

Carlos Moreira, representative of WISeKey, has participated remotely, reiterating his company’s commitment to innovation in digital security and the importance of this center for the technological future of Murcia and the world.

For his part, José Trigueros, CEO of Odin Solutions, states that “given the instability of the current geopolitical situation, the need to strengthen the semiconductor ecosystem in the EU by reducing external dependencies is evident, as a key step for technological sovereignty. of Europe .”

This center will not only offer personalized and secure solutions to customer needs, but will also benefit the industrial sector, public administration and citizens, facilitating access to advanced technologies and improving the cybersecurity of critical systems.

Paco Martínez, CIO of TProtege, highlights three notable positive consequences for the region: “the creation of a quality employment hub, strengthening of an advanced industrial sector and decisive promotion of R&D&I, particularly in the field of Regional Universities”.

About WISeKey

WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently implementing large-scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT while respecting the human as the fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors ensure the pervasive computing that shapes today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an installed base of over 1.6 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, cell phones, cryptographic tokens, etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of IoT as our semiconductors produce a wealth of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications predict equipment failure before it happens.

Our technology is trusted by OISTE/WISeKey, the Swiss-based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”), which provides secure authentication and identification in both physical and virtual environments for Internet of Things, blockchain and artificial intelligence. WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions between objects and between objects and people. For more information visit

About OdinS

Odin Solutions (OdinS) is an SME founded in August 2014 and accredited as an innovative ICT company (EIBT) by MINECO and ANCES. OdinS works in the IPv6 fields of Internet of Things, Big Data and Security. OdinS staff has extensive experience in research and development of integrated IoT systems and Big-Data platforms for water/energy efficiency, security and infrastructure remote management. OdinS holds several patents in the area of monitoring and telecontrol systems. OdinS provides open, flexible and interoperable products capable of connecting infrastructure and mobile platforms for Smart Cities and Energy Efficient Buildings.

The multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial team of OdinS works every day to meet the new challenges of an increasingly connected and technological society. Therefore, OdinS is a member of the International IoT-Forum and AIOTI (Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation). In addition, OdinS actively participates in different standardization working groups such as Smart Cities, Architectures and Standards. Specifically, OdinS collaborates with ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) for the ISG CIM (cross-sector Context Information Management) industry standardization group to design interoperable interfaces between IoT devices and BigData platforms. OdinS considers collaborative R&D projects as the best investment to achieve more competitive products and solutions.

About TProtege

TProtege is a leading company in technologies based on security and control systems with audiovisual engineering services, monitoring, control and environmental management, access control and logistical security.

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