R-FPGA Security Risks

Configurable chips have been around for a long time. Modern FPGAs, E/EEPROMS and other types of programmable memory have allowed us some flexibility in changing chip functionality in the field. But really, this is static reprogramming and requires a process and procedure. Moreover, it needs to done by knowledgeable programmers, either on site or remotely. But the fact remains that field re-prog... » read more

2012 IP Challenges For The Semiconductor Industry

A company’s intellectual property (IP) is fundamental to its ability to innovate, develop new technologies and methods, and move forward in a competitive industry. SEMI is acutely aware that what distinguishes its key industries from many others is the relatively high percent of revenue that is reinvested into R&D. On average, semiconductor equipment and materials companies invest 10-... » read more