Imagination Technologies is the latest company to join GlobalPlatform's growing membership in support of the body's work to standardise the management of applications on secure chip technology.Imagination develops and licenses silicon and software intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chips (SoCs). Its hardware and software IP, infrastructure technologies and system solutions are used by the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and original equipment and design manufacturers (OEM/ODMs) to bring mobile, consumer and embedded electronic products to market quickly.Joining as an Observer Member, Imagination will initially prioritise participation in GlobalPlatform's Internet of Things (IoT) and Mobile Task Forces."Imagination believes it's critical to align and collaborate with our customers, partners and the wider industry to address today's significant security and interoperability challenges," says Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing at Imagination. "Joining GlobalPlatform encourages this alignment as we focus on helping our customers and partners using our multi-domain security technologies to create trusted solutions for mobile phones and tablets, IoT, wearables, automotive and numerous other markets."Kevin Gillick, executive director at GlobalPlatform, adds: "As the IoT market continues to grow, so too do the security and privacy challenges. For this reason, GlobalPlatform is particularly focused on supporting the effective management of functionality and security updates to IoT devices. We are committed to working with all actors contributing to this space to achieve this and enhance the security and interoperability of this developing ecosystem. We look forward to welcoming Imagination's contribution and benefitting from its expertise in this area."