eMemory joins Intel Foundry Services program  to boost security IP

Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) eMemory Technology is joining Intel Foundry Services (IFS) Accelerator–IP Alliance. The collaboration will provide the leading-edge security solutions for mutual customers with IFS.

The Taiwan-based firm will develop one-time programmable (OTP) memory and other security IP for Intel’s leading-edge processes as part of the IFS Accelerator-IP Alliance program. 

eMemory provides IPs to semiconductor foundries worldwide for various process technologies, and IFS customers will have access to eMemory’s NeoFuse, NeoPUF, and integrated PUF-based security IP, for their designs on Intel’s leading-edge process technology. eMemory’s patented PUF (physical unclonable function) technology is at the heart of the company’s range of security IP offerings.

NeoFuse is a compact non-volatile memory (NVM) technology with the advantages of low-power operation, high reliability and strong security. NeoPUF, developed with NeoFuse technology, uses variations that occur naturally in each chip during the foundry process to make a semiconductor “fingerprint”. 

eMemory president Michael Ho said that with global cybersecurity and hacking risks increasing daily, the partnership with IFS will provide customers the IP for secure storage and other security features.

“As cloud applications continue to emerge and empower our daily life through connectivity, the need for chip-level security and safe storage in electronic devices will soar,” said Ho.

The IFS Design Ecosystem alliance promotes a trusted and comprehensive collaboration between ecosystem partners to reduce chip design barriers together with risk and cost, while speeding time to market for electronic products. 

eMemory subsidiary PUFsecurity has created security IP, PUFrt and PUFcc, from eMemory’s existing technology to provide anti-tampering and root-of-trust solutions for chip designers. 

A root of trust provides a firm foundation for the security of electronic systems against cyberattacks, as defined by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.