Battelle has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Defense and other government agencies and organizations to address cyber challenges for more than 20 years. We provide objective, science-based solutions for hardware and microelectronics verification that leverage state-of-the-art instruments, algorithms and methods, along with the deep expertise of our Microelectronics Assurance Team.
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. This 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.
Advanced Laboratory Capabilities
Battelle's microelectronic security lab houses specialized tools and equipment for destructive and nondestructive device and subsystem characterization, including:
- Barricade™ technology second order effect characterization
- Scanning optical (SOM) and electron (SEM) microscopy
- Focused ion beam (FIB) imaging
- Preparation and circuit editing
- Probe station with laser circuit edit
- Physical and chemical de-packaging equipment
Additionally, we have developed application-tailored large-area, multispectral automated optical inspection (AOI) capabilities for circuit card and electronic subsystem characterization and assurance.
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.