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Trustworthy and Secure Semiconductors and Systems

"We're focusing on tools, techniques, and strategies for the design and manufacture of trustworthy chips and systems." – Celia Merzbacher and William Joyner, Thrust Co-Directors

T3S Collaborating with NSF to Jointly Fund Research

  1. T3S is collaborating with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to jointly fund research in Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS). This joint effort builds on a 2013 workshop now summarized in a public report: Research Needs for Secure, Trustworthy, and Reliable Semiconductors.  The collaboration enhances and accelerates the research and education objectives of all sponsors.

Why T3S?

The growing scale and complexity of information networks and embedded systems, and our increasing reliance upon them, are accompanied by challenges and risks.  Are the networks and systems on which we depend trustworthy and secure?  Are they resistant to unintended access, tampering and counterfeiting?

The Trustworthy and Secure Semiconductors and Systems (T3S) initiative is focused on developing strategies, techniques, and tools to provide assurance that electronic systems will perform as intended. Such assurance is a function of processes and tools integrated across all steps of design, manufacture, and distribution.  In order to build a technological foundation that business and government can use to make systems that are trustworthy and secure, there is a need for fundamental, multidisciplinary research that spans architecture, design and manufacture. 

T3S is an industry consortium that partners with government agencies to fund university research — building and coordinating an academic network, generating new ideas and understanding, and providing a pipeline of relevantly educated talent. Member companies set the research agenda and get early and easy access to research and researchers, while leveraging their investment.

For additional information, please contact Celia Merzbacher.

T3S Metrics

  1. Current

    20 Research Tasks
    16 Universities
    21 Students
    27 Faculty Researchers
    24 Industry Liaison Personnel
  2. This Year

    22 Research Publications
  3. Last Year

    17 Task Starts
    15 Research Publications
  4. Since Inception

    20 Research Tasks
    16 Universities
    22 Students
    27 Faculty Researchers
    24 Industry Liaison Personnel
    39 Research Publications
Updated: 1-Apr-2015 12:05 AM
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