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Supply Chain Assurance

Keep clone or counterfeit electronic components out of your supply chain. Battelle Barricade™ provides fast, economical and nondestructive authentication of integrated circuits and microchips from both trusted and untrusted sources. 


Barricade eliminates the risk of clone or counterfeit chips making their way into aerospace or defense systems, critical infrastructure, medical devices and other critical systems — at a dramatically lower cost than alternative counterfeit detection methods. 

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Our technology addresses not only the national security risks associated with counterfeits, but also addresses a costly problem in the semiconductor industry, one that can be as costly as $200 billion.*

Barricade™ is composed of signal acquisition hardware and software installed at customer sites. The system collects and transmits a user/component fingerprint to a remote, authenticated server for classification. A user report is returned to the system with the results of the authentication classifier.

graphic showing anti-counterfeit measures with Battelle Barricade


The benefits of Battelle’s supply chain assurance capabilities include:
  • Highly reliable, nondestructive authentication process
  • Does not require chip design modification, physical alteration or insertion of technologies into manufacturing processes
  • Authenticates chips in seconds per part, regardless of source
  • Eliminates expensive tagging, serializing and tracking of chips 
  • Low cost per part (pennies per part)
  • Works for both analog and digital devices
  • Easy to use graphical user interface 
  • Can be easily integrated with automated pick and place machines
*NASA EEE Parts Bulletin, May 2011, Vol 3, Issue 1