Trezor already controls its silicon chip supply chain

The Bitcoin hardware company has begun producing its own chip wrapper for the Trezor Model T.

Trezor, a Prague-based bitcoin hardware company, has announced that it has taken control of its silicon chip supply chain.

According to a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine, the company achieved this by facilitating the production of its own key component, the chip shell, for its flagship product, the Trezor Model T. The new chip shell “enhances device security and significantly shortens lead times for mass production,” the announcement states.

With the silicon chip supply chain under constant geopolitical pressures, securing the production of this important component is a source of confidence in Trezor’s ability to continue producing its products.

Stepan Uherik, CFO at Trezor, commented that “The reversals in demand for hardware wallets and the disruption of the silicon supply chain that we have witnessed over the past few years was a problem we needed to solve. By unpacking the process, identifying areas where we could take control, and collaborating with our partners in new ways, we were able to make production as flexible as possible.”

He added that “It also adds more design freedom for future products, helping us maintain our leadership in the increasingly competitive hardware wallet space.”

SatoshiLabs, the company behind Trezor, also announced last year developing an open-source chip for use in Bitcoin hardware. Recently, company detail that initial testing of the first chip, TROPIC01, has been completed, with testing expected to continue into 2023.

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