Trustworthy and Secure Semiconductors and Systems

Celia Merzbacher and William Joyner, Directors

T3S is focusing on tools, techniques, and strategies for the design and manufacture of
trustworthy chips and systems.

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 William Joyner.

SRC-Funded Team Awarded Best Paper

  1. battery-charging-thumbnail 8-Sep-2016

    A paper coauthored by a STARSS-funded team at the University of Minnesota won a best paper award when presented at the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design. This research is jointly supported by NSF and SRC.

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T3S Metrics

  1. Current

    35 Research Tasks
    28 Universities
    56 Students
    50 Faculty Researchers
    49 Liaison Personnel
  2. This Year

    8 Task Starts
    118 Research Publications
    2 Patent Applications
  3. Last Year

    15 Task Starts
    95 Research Publications
    1 Patent Applications
  4. Since Inception

    46 Research Tasks
    33 Universities
    68 Students
    63 Faculty Researchers
    67 Liaison Personnel
    230 Research Publications
    3 Patent Applications
Updated: 27-Oct-2016, 12:05 a.m. ET