Memristor Crossbar Architecture for Encryption, Decryption and More


A new technical paper titled "Tunable stochastic memristors for energy-efficient encryption and computing" was published by researchers at Seoul National University, Sandia National Laboratories, Texas A&M University and Applied Materials. Abstract "Information security and computing, two critical technological challenges for post-digital computation, pose opposing requirement... » read more

Hardware Fuzzer Utilizing LLMs


A new technical paper titled "Beyond Random Inputs: A Novel ML-Based Hardware Fuzzing" was published by researchers at TU Darmstadt and Texas A&M University. Abstract "Modern computing systems heavily rely on hardware as the root of trust. However, their increasing complexity has given rise to security-critical vulnerabilities that cross-layer at-tacks can exploit. Traditional hardware ... » read more

Chiplet Hardware Security Module To Mitigate Security Vulnerabilities In SiP Systems (Univ. of Florida)


A new technical paper titled "Advancing Trustworthiness in System-in-Package: A Novel Root-of-Trust Hardware Security Module for Heterogeneous Integration" was published by researchers at University of Florida (Gainesville). Abstract: "The semiconductor industry has adopted heterogeneous integration (HI), incorporating modular intellectual property (IP) blocks (chiplets) into a unified syst... » read more

Rowhammer Exploitation On AMD Platforms, DDR4 DDR5 (ETH Zurich)


A new technical paper titled "ZenHammer: Rowhammer Attacks on AMD Zen-based Platforms" was published by researchers at ETH Zurich. The work will be presented at USENIX Security Symposium in August 2024. Abstract: "AMD has gained a significant market share in recent years with the introduction of the Zen microarchitecture. While there are many recent Rowhammer attacks launched from Intel CPU... » read more

New Memory Architecture For Local Differential Privacy in Hardware


A technical paper titled "Two Birds with One Stone: Differential Privacy by Low-power SRAM Memory" was published by researchers at North Carolina State University, University of South Alabama, and University of Tennessee. Abstract "The software-based implementation of differential privacy mechanisms has been shown to be neither friendly for lightweight devices nor secure against side-channe... » read more

Verifying Hardware CWEs in RTL Designs Generated by GenAI


A new technical paper titled "All Artificial, Less Intelligence: GenAI through the Lens of Formal Verification" was published by researchers at Infineon Technologies. Abstract "Modern hardware designs have grown increasingly efficient and complex. However, they are often susceptible to Common Weakness Enumerations (CWEs). This paper is focused on the formal verification of CWEs in a dataset... » read more

Hardware Trojans: CPU-Oriented Trojan Trigger Circuits (Georgia Tech)


A new technical paper titled "Towards Practical Fabrication Stage Attacks Using Interrupt-Resilient Hardware Trojans" was published by researchers at Georgia Tech. The paper states: "We introduce a new class of hardware trojans called interrupt-resilient trojans (IRTs). Our work is motivated by the observation that hardware trojan attacks on CPUs, even under favorable attack scenarios (e.g.... » read more

U.S. Strategy on Microelectronics Research


The U.S. government released a 61 page report titled "National Strategy on Microelectronics Research" by the Subcommittee On Microelectronics Leadership, Committee on Homeland and National Security of the National Science and Technology Council. The report states four goals guiding the agency's efforts in microelectronics research: "Goal 1. Enable and accelerate research advances for futu... » read more

DRAM Chip Characterization Study of Spatial Variation of Read Disturbance and Future Solutions (ETH Zurich)


A new technical paper titled "Spatial Variation-Aware Read Disturbance Defenses: Experimental Analysis of Real DRAM Chips and Implications on Future Solutions" was published by researchers at ETH Zurich. Abstract: "Read disturbance in modern DRAM chips is a widespread phenomenon and is reliably used for breaking memory isolation, a fundamental building block for building robust systems. Row... » read more

LLMs For EDA, HW Design and Security


A new technical paper titled "Hardware Phi-1.5B: A Large Language Model Encodes Hardware Domain Specific Knowledge" was published by researchers at Kansas State University, University of Science and Technology of China, Michigan Technological University, Washington University in St. Louis and Silicon Assurance. Abstract "In the rapidly evolving semiconductor industry, where research, design... » read more

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