Can EDA combat the rise of electronic counterfeiting?

Farinaz Koushanfar, Saverio Fazzari, Carl McCants, William Bryson, Matthew Sale, Peilin Song, Miodrag Potkonjak
2012 Proceedings of the 49th Annual Design Automation Conference on - DAC '12  
The Semiconductor Industry Associates (SIA) estimates that counterfeiting costs the US semiconductor companies $7.5B in lost revenue, and this is indeed a growing global problem. Repackaging the old ICs, selling the failed test parts, as well as gray marketing, are the most dominant counterfeiting practices. Can technology do a better job than lawyers? What are the technical challenges to be addressed? What EDA technologies will work: embedding IP protection measures in the design phase,
more » ... ing rapid post-silicon certification, or counterfeit detection tools and methods?
doi:10.1145/2228360.2228386 dblp:conf/dac/KoushanfarFMBSSP12 fatcat:6avadnzopbe47knw6gw2en3rx4