Velektronik - Platform for trusted electronics
Project duration: 2021 - 2024
The aim of the project is to create a platform for the topic "trustworthy electronics". The envisaged platform will focus on the technological overview, contributions to the necessary standardization, the network of research and industry as well as the ultimate know-how in order to provide concrete answers with solution concepts to the increasing demand for higher trustworthiness in electronics. A strong practical orientation is ensured via an industry advisory board, so that strong industrial relevance and acceptance are guaranteed for the work.
If successful, technological sovereignty over trustworthy electronics for German industry and the public sector will be significantly improved. The indirect goal of the project is to effectively support companies and ensure the supply of trustworthy electronics.
Fraunhofer IPMS is researching "split manufacturing" within the project. Split manufacturing is the approach of having a chip processed and built by different foundries. For example, the assembly of the CMOS backplane can be detached from the MEMS manufacturing. In terms of trustworthy electronics, it is important to protect the IP of the individual components, to maintain interfaces and functionalities, and yet to provide security features in hardware and software.