Billions of devices in the Internet of Things rely on semiconductor security.
Secure microcontrollers have long been used as secure hardware (HW) platforms in eGovernment and payment applications. They are especially protected against local physical attacks, where an attacker may apply techniques such as side-channel and fault attacks to reveal secret information – such as a PIN number.
Recent discoveries like Meltdown and Spectre, however, show a new trend is coming. One where physical attacks are performed remotely. This means they are relevant to a broad range of applications. The strong growth of Internet of Things (IoT) applications drives the need for physical attack resistance for general purpose microcontrollers too. This impacts IP providers, IC design houses and embedded software developers supplying into industries such as automotive, medtech, industrial and consumer IoT.
We offer training, assessment and certification services to manufacturers and embedded software developers, placing special focus on µC/µP design, logical attacks and related physical attacks requiring resistance against side-channel and fault attacks.