Blending Academia and Practice to Protect the Microelectronics Supply Chain (.PDF Download)

June 20, 2022
Arizona State University’s STAM Center educates the next generation of technology security experts and develops new innovations focused on microelectronics security.

A field of electronics that uses very small and microscopic elements to manufacture electronic components, microelectronics has become one of the most in-demand fields of electronics due to the growing demand for inexpensive, lightweight equipment.

Used often by the government, microelectronics are a prime target for bad actors that target military or dual-use electronic components, according to the Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSA). The Center says microelectronics help ensure the integrity of military systems in the Department of Defense (DoD), and are used to support “nearly all DoD activities” including communications.

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