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Anti-Reverse Engineering (RE) Techniques

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Crossfield Technology LLC
9390 Research Blvd Suite I200 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Anti-Reverse Engineering (RE) Techniques
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0148
Award Amount: $97,924.00


Crossfield intends to show an anti-reverse engineering methodology that encompasses several innovative features to thwart reverse engineering attempts by third parties. This anti-reverse engineering methodology exploits doped resistive paths (DRPs) in the substrate and/or at the poly-silicon transistor gate levels. They can be formed by overlaying dopant fields implanted with multiple energies and species in the same region of device to generate unique electrical responses. The DRPs can be formed by using implants that are already a part of the semiconductor device process flow and made on open real estate regions on floor-plans of the existing device designs. With clever placement, the DRPs can be hidden either in the periphery areas, in-between regular circuits, or disguised within standard logic cells.

Principal Investigator:

Adam Jachniewicz
Project Manager
(512) 795-0220

Business Contact:

Dennis Ferguson
Senior Partner
(512) 795-0220
Small Business Information at Submission:

Crossfield Technology LLC
9390 Research Blvd Suite I200 Austin, TX -

EIN/Tax ID: 300195080
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No