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HighTec Joins Rust Foundation

HighTec joins the Rust Foundation as a Silver Member to accompany and further support the development of Rust

Saarbruecken/Germany, 8 March 2023 – Recently, HighTec EDV-Systeme GmbH presented the first Rust compiler for Infineon’s AURIX™ multicore architecture. Now, HighTec actively joins the Rust Foundation as a Silver Member to accompany and further support the development of Rust. The programming language has been growing in recognition mainly thanks to its robust safety and security features for demanding applications like automotive and industrial automation. By joining the Rust Foundation, HighTec is committed to staying close to the technical evolution of the language, identifying the needs of developers at an early stage, and contributing to the Rust ecosystem.

Currently, for automotive and industrial applications, developers are looking to build safe, secure, and robust systems. Rust addresses these challenges and is therefore gaining recognition on the market: Its memory management capabilities with the unique ownership model play a key role in preventing security breaches and system failures that result from vulnerabilities.

HighTec developed a Rust compiler based on LLVM technology to enable Rust for Infineon’s AURIX TC3x and TC4x microcontrollers. The HighTec Rust Development Platform for AURIX MCUs offers a rapid build system and advanced code optimizations, which are tailored to the architecture-specific functions of Infineon’s ASIL D/SIL 3 certified MCUs. This direct support for Rust technology was the starting point of HighTec's efforts in this area – and consequently led to the company joining the Rust Foundation as an active Silver Member.

HighTec's membership of the Rust Foundation reflects its commitment to remaining at the forefront of safety and security development on embedded systems and its dedication to identifying and supporting the requirements of the developers. As a result, HighTec’s Rust Development Platform will remain as the preferred option for those developers seeking safe, secure, and robust systems for safety-critical applications.

More information about HighTec Rust Development Platform for AURIX is available at

Additional information about the Rust Foundation and the Rust ecosystem is available at

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