Tutorial 4


Trusted Microelectronics: Devices, Circuits, and Systems

Rashmi Jha, University of Cincinnati

Carla Purdy, University of Cincinnati


With globalization of semiconductor manufacturing, ensuring trust and security in microelectronics has become an important topic of research. Trust and security has to be ensured at materials, devices, circuits, and systems level. This tutorial will discuss various types of vulnerabilities at all levels of microelectronics, attack models, and some proposed solutions. In addition to the conventional microelectronics, role of emerging electronic devices and circuits in developing trusted microelectronics, such as Phase Change Memory (PCM), Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM), Memristive, and Spin Torque Transfer RAM (STTRAM) devices, will be discussed.


Rashmi Jha, Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Rashmi.jha@uc.edu. Role: Dr. Jha will serve as tutorial organizer and speaker. She will cover topics related to: vulnerabilities during process integration and manufacturing of integrated circuits, device level vulnerabilities and attacks, aging models and circuit level implications, analysis of hardware fault patterns, and emerging electronics.

Dr. Carla Purdy, Dept. Of Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Carla.purdy@uc.edu. Role: Dr. Purdy will serve as tutorial speaker. She will cover topics related to: embedded and cyber-physical system vulnerabilities, safety and security in cyberphysical systems, security-aware development processes, trust and trusted systems, vulnerabilities and security in FPGAs, security in buses and SCADA systems.