PITTSBURGH, July 19, 2022 — Ansys received the Best Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), the world-leading hardware security conference. The winning paper introduces Ansys’ latest semiconductor solution, Ansys RedHawk-SC Security, a new electronic design automation (EDA) tool to assess unintended data leakage vulnerabilities while providing fast and predictively accurate simulation integration. Unintended data leakage includes vulnerabilities stemming from power consumption, electromagnetic emission, thermal emission, and other multiphysics phenomena.
The paper, “Multiphysics Simulation of Electromagnetic (EM) Side-Channels from Silicon Backside with Machine Learning (ML)-Based Auto-Point-Of-Interest (POI) Identification,” proposes a novel multiphysics simulation framework introducing Ansys RedHawk-SC Security to assess near-field electromagnetic (EM) side-channel leakage. Ansys RedHawk-SC Security also features built-in security analytics to explain results to designers or engineers unfamiliar with hardware security.
As stated in the paper, designers and engineers can leverage Ansys RedHawk-SC Security to gain a predictively accurate assessment of pre-silicon side-channel data leakage during early stages of chip design to identify the root cause and fix the issue. Further, the solution generates simulation results in hours, saving significant time and cost. Previously, it would require additional time and expenses for design correction and refabrication to “respin” the compromised chips leaking secret data unintentionally.
“IEEE HOST is the premier event aiming to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development, inviting original and innovative contributions in all areas of overlap between hardware and security and highlighting new results,” said Professor Mark M. Tehranipoor, fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IEEE, and general chair for HOST-2022. “Selected from 120+ excellent submissions, Ansys’ paper demonstrates the innovation and usability of the novel multiphysics simulation framework introducing Ansys RedHawk-SC Security.”
“We are honored to receive this coveted award from IEEE HOST and share our latest security solution for semiconductors,” said John Lee, vice president and general manager of the electronics, semiconductor, and optics business unit at Ansys. “We are confident that Ansys RedHawk-SC Security will significantly enhance chip design and hardware security going forward.”
The link to the awarding paper can be downloaded from the IEEE Computer Society’s Digital Library.
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