Getting better opportunities on the security and embedded internet stack because of very long stay in the computing environment will be a very good plus point for Intel on getting proven in IoT Processor segment.
The reasoning by Daikin is a load of nonsense.
Freescale ARM and Power products are the only mass market processors and controllers available with tamper detect, secure boot, flips 140-3 grade security and in certain products side channel analysis production. maxim and a few others make parts but no support across the entire range.
I just finished design of a tablet ref design for mil grade security and only the Freescale I.mx6 cut it. granted the Mcafee stack helps but security 101 says that the root of trust begins in hw. Add to all this arm's Trustzone really hels secure os partitioning.
In summary, it looks to be a poor technical decision.
Note, am not a Freescale employee or contractor. just a security researcher .
At least according to a few software engineers I asked about this subject, symantec and wind river doesn't offer something unique security-related. It's mostly branding.
I wonder if this is the only benefit for this chip, or are there others planned?