Expanding Security of Integrated Circuits

Perhaps the most important aspect that led to the unprecedented dimensional scaling of transistors following Moore’s Law is constant innovation and advancement in semiconductor manufacturing. With the chip complexity efficiently scaling to billions of transistors, the globalization of the semiconductor business has exposed chip design and fabrication to security threats. Hardware trojans, IP theft, etc. pose serious security threats to the entire computing eco-system.

In response to such an imminent need to enable secure, trusted manufacturing of Integrated Circuits (ICs), ASIC Lab is focused on developing both design-time and fabrication-time techniques to protect ICs from any unwanted tampering.