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Proceedings of the conference on Design, automation and test in Europe - DATE '08
As semiconductor manufacturing requires greater capital investments, the use of contract foundries has grown dramatically, increasing exposure to mask theft and unauthorized excess production. While only recently studied, IC piracy has now become a major challenge for the electronics and defense industries  . We propose a novel comprehensive technique to end piracy of integrated circuits (EPIC). It requires that every chip be activated with an external key, which can only be generated by thedoi:10.1145/1403375.1403631 fatcat:gynw5b4pajfmxgl36alnnlylum