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Microelectronics Trust & Assurance

Faulty or maliciously-altered microelectronics can cause mission-critical systems to fail. Battelle offers a scalable, science-based approach to this complex security problem.

"We must have confidence that industry is delivering capabilities, technologies and weapon systems that are uncompromised by our adversaries, secure from cradle to grave." Kari Bingen, U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Silicon to Systems-Level Analysis

Battelle applies vertically integrated solutions to quantify risk and ensure the security and reliability of the system, subsystems and individual components.

A Trusted Partner

In Microelectronics Assurance and Verification

Battelle applies vertically integrated, multidisciplinary research methodologies to close the gap between the increasing complexity of electronic components and the ability to verify and assure system functionality.

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Physical Verification
  • Destructive analysis
  • Design verification
  • High-resolution optical and electron (SEM) imaging
  • Advanced semiconductor failure analysis technique development, including applied scanning optical microscopy (SOM)
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Functional Verification
  • Nondestructive detection of counterfeit microelectronics using second order effects
  • Novel active and passive nondestructive technique development
  • Applied mathematics for complexity-tolerance trust and assurance

Microelectronics Trust & Assurance

Unmatched Expertise

Our Microelectronics Assurance Team includes Ph.D.-level mathematicians, systems engineers, cybersecurity experts, materials scientists and computer scientists who bring a unique blend of expertise to the challenges of electronics verification and assurance.

Their domain expertise spans photonics, electron and ion beam microscopy, firmware and embedded system vulnerability research, reverse engineering, cryptography, semiconductor fabrication process, failure analysis and computational physics.

Photo: Adam Kimura, Battelle Trust & Assurance Design Verification Lead

Adam Kimura, Ph.D.

Design Verification Lead

Adam leads major microelectronics verification and validation efforts as a principal investigator for Battelle’s clients.

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Katie Liszewski, Ph.D.

Side Channel Analysis & Firmware Lead

Katie leads Battelle's research in side channel analysis and machine learning for trust and device authentication.

Photo: Jeremy Ballay, Battelle Applied Data Science for Trust Lead

Jeremy Bellay, Ph.D.

Applied Data Science for Trust Lead

Jeremy specializes in leveraging data AI methods against logical structure to characterize new concepts even when ground truth is not available.


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World-Class Labs and Instrumentation

Battelle's microelectronic security lab houses specialized tools and equipment for both destructive and nondestructive device and subsystem characterization, including Barricade™ for second order effect characterization, scanning optical and electron microscopy, focused ion beam imaging, preparation and circuit editing, probe station with laser circuit edit, wire-bonding, and physical and chemical de-packaging equipment.

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Algorithms
for Automation

We are actively developing unique algorithms and AI programs to automate and scale trust and assurance processes with applications to verification and assurance of electronic systems. Our learning and process automation algorithms go beyond human limitations to address the problem of growing complexity in the electronics market.

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Unique Nondestructive Counterfeit Detection

Barricade™ technology provides fast, economical and nondestructive authentication of integrated circuits and microchips from both trusted and untrusted sources and eliminates the risk of clone or counterfeit chips making their way into mission-critical systems.

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We work at the forefront of cyber discovery, helping to solve the most difficult cyber challenges of today—and tomorrow. As part of the largest, independent R&D organization in the world, you’ll have access to expertise and resources you won’t find anywhere else.

Join a world-class team of mathematicians, system engineers, cybersecurity experts, materials scientists and computer scientists and help shape the future of microelectronics trust and assurance. 

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