Safeguarding SRAMs From IP Theft (Best Paper Award)

A technical paper titled "Beware of Discarding Used SRAMs: Information is Stored Permanently" was published by researchers at Auburn University. The paper won "Best Paper Award" at the IEEE International Conference on Physical Assurance and Inspection of Electronics (PAINE) Oct. 25-27 in Huntsville. Abstract: "Data recovery has long been a focus of the electronics industry for decades by s... » read more

Meltdown, Spectre And Foreshadow

Ben Levine, senior director of product management for Rambus’ Security Division, talks with Semiconductor Engineering about hardware-specific attacks, why they are so dangerous, and how they work. » read more

Roots Of Distrust Spread

For most of the history of semiconductors there has been a persistent fear that someone would steal intellectual property from one company and sell it to another. There have been innumerable lawsuits involving corporate secrets that cross from one company to the next, and from one country to the next. The biggest concerns always were at the leading edges of technology, where those secrets w... » read more