Many semiconductor-based systems are moving toward 2.5D and 3D designs consisting of different pre-manufactured chips (chiplets) that perform specific functions. These are often provided by multiple vendors and are typically interconnected using an interposer. However, unlike monolithic multi-function chips, chiplets can be developed anywhere and at any process node. As such, chiplets from untrusted vendors can be unreliable or malicious. Third parties can reverse engineer, overproduce, or steal the IP of chiplets. Consequently, they raise new security challenges for an industry still figuring out ways to effectively mitigate hardware security threats to monolithic chips.
The webinar will focus on the potential threats that occur at the different stages of bringing chiplets to life, including design, assembly, and testing. The panelists will assess current safeguards to mitigate these risks and discuss open challenges for industry and academia.