Trustworthy and Secure Semiconductors and Systems

R. Scott List, Director

T3S focuses 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 Scott List.

T3S Metrics

  1. Current

    36 Research Tasks
    29 Universities
    64 Students
    51 Faculty Researchers
    49 Liaison Personnel
  2. This Year

    1 Task Starts
    42 Research Publications
    1 Patent Applications
  3. Last Year

    9 Task Starts
    127 Research Publications
    4 Patent Applications
  4. Since Inception

    48 Research Tasks
    35 Universities
    82 Students
    65 Faculty Researchers
    72 Liaison Personnel
    281 Research Publications
    6 Patent Applications
Updated: 28-Mar-2017, 12:05 a.m. ET