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  • Workshop zum Thema Vertrauenswürdige Elektronik – Fertigung: Erfahrungen aus der industriellen Praxis

    Die Säule Fertigung des Velektronik Plattform Projektes lädt zu einem Workshop ein!
    Date: 11.10.2022
    Time: 09:30 – 12:00
    Location: Virtuell
    Anmeldung per Email an:

    Der Workshop soll ein Forum zum Austausch bieten, wie in der industriellen Fertigung mikroelektronischer Systeme die Vertrauenswürdigkeit der verwendeten Komponenten und des Gesamtsystems sichergestellt werden kann. Dabei geht es sowohl um Erfahrungsberichte als auch um Problemanzeigen und Situationsanalysen, um Problemfelder und Handlungsbedarfe in Forschung und Standardisierung zu identifizieren. Der Workshop findet im Rahmen der BMBF-Initiative Vertrauenswürdige Elektronik statt. Eingeladen sind Interessierte aus allen Sparten. Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei. Wir bitten um Anmeldung per Email.


  • Chip-Mangel hemmt auch deutsche Forschungsprojekte

    Eine Veröffentlichung des Projektes VE-SAFE der ZEUS Förderrichtlinie aus der Velektronik Community.

    https://www.htv-gmbh.de/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/electronic-fab-3-2022-HTV.pdf


  • Velektronik: Analysis 4 Trusted Electronics auf dem ESREF 2022 in Berlin

    Die Säule Analyse des BMBF-geförderten Plattformprojekts »Vertrauenswürdige Elektronik – Velektronik« organisiert am 27. September 2022 einen Analyse-Workshop auf dem ESREF 2022 in Berlin. Dabei werden in mehreren Sitzungen die Themen Vertrauensklassen, Analysemethoden sowie Angriffsvektoren mit Expertinnen und Experten aus Industrie und Forschung diskutiert.

    Das 33rd European Symposium on Reliability of Electron Devices, Failure Physics and Analysis, findet vom 26.-29. September in Berlin statt.


  • Referenzpapier Vertrauenswürdige Elektronik

    Teil I: Definition, Bedrohungen und Bewertung von Lösungsansätzen

    Dr. Johann Heyszl, Prof. Dr. Georg Sigl, Andreas Seelos-Zankl, Dr. Matthias Hiller


  • VE-SAFE: Survey on the state of hardware security in Germany in 2021 and requirements for separate protection electronics

    VE-SAFE: Online-Befragung Hardwaresicherheit

    Im Rahmen des VE-SAFE Projektes führte HTV eine Online-Befragung im Bereich der Hersteller von elektronischen Geräten vom 13.08.2021 bis 12.11.2021 durch, um die Lage der Hardwaresicherheit in Deutschland 2021 zu erfassen und Anforderungen der Nutzer für die in diesem Projekt geförderte separate Schutzelektronik zu ermitteln.


  • Trustworthy Electronics - Top Topic in Fraunhofer Magazine 3/2021

    Which electronic components can we trust? How can security gaps be closed?

    These and other questions are addressed in the current edition of Fraunhofer Magazine 3/2021 in the article "Technological Sovereignty-Making industry more resilient" You can find the entire issue of the magazine HERE.


  • Radio interview with Roland Jancke on the topic of trustworthy electronics

    As part of the programme "Forschung aktuell - Computer und Kommunikation" on 16 October 2021, the radio station Deutschlandfunk published an interview with Roland Jancke (Fraunhofer IIS-EAS) on the topic of trustworthy electronics entitled "Electronic hardware should become more secure".
    Listen to the interview at the following link: Experts warn of IT blackout


  • RISC-V Prozessor Core for Functional Safety

    RISC-V is an open instruction set architecture (ISA) based on the design principle Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC). The greatest strengths of the architecture are the modularity of the standard instruction set extensions and along with the possibility of developing very application-specific, high-performance and energy-efficient processors. The Fraunhofer IPMS whitepaper deals with the general basics of the RISC-V architecture and its modularity. Then the special challenges of developing security-critical embedded systems are discussed. Finally, a demo implementation is presented.

    Click here for the whitepaper!


  • Project "SAFE" - funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany: Survey on hardware security

    Help detail and optimize the current level of hardware security.

    Participate now!

    As part of the project "Prevention of Attacks on Electronic Systems through Innovative Multi-Sensor Technology" (VE-SAFE), HTV is conducting a survey of electronic device manufacturers to assess the state of hardware security in Germany in 2021.

    In diesem Verbundvorhaben VE-SAFE fördert das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) vom 01.03.2021 bis 29.02.2024 die Entwicklung einer Überwachungselektronik, die zusammen mit einer bislang ungeschützten Kundenelektronik in einer Leiterplatte vergossen werden kann, um Angriffe auf die Hardware zu erkennen und entsprechende Gegenmaßnahmen einzuleiten. Hersteller elektronischer Geräte sollen durch diese Sensorhülle zukünftig in der Lage sein, das Sicherheitsniveau ihrer elektronischen Baugruppen im Bereich der Hardwaresicherheit komfortabel und kostengünstig erhöhen zu können.


    Durch Ihre Teilnahme an dieser Befragung tragen Sie dazu bei, das aktuelle Sicherheitsniveau im Bereich der Hardwaresicherheit im Detail zu erfassen und schließlich zu optimieren.

    Jetzt an Befragung teilnehmen.


  • Trustworthy Electronics at the Fraunhofer Solution Days 2021

    On July 8, 2021, the Fraunhofer Solution Days 2021 took place on the topic of Trusted and Quantum Computing. Here, too, the Velektronik project was involved with presentations. Dr.-Ing. Johann Heyszl from Fraunhofer AISEC reported in his lecture on the topic "Attack vector electronics: Finding and eliminating vulnerabilities".

    Afterwards, a panel discussion on the Velektronik platform took place under the motto "Meet the Experts", with representatives of the edacentrum, Fraunhofer AISEC and the project management organisation VDI/VDE-IT.

    All presentations and discussions are still available on demand for three months at the following link:

    https://www.fraunhofer.de/de/veranstaltungen-messen/messen/2021/solutiondays.html


  • Trustworthy Electronics at Silicon Saxony Day

    At the 15th Silicon Saxony Day on 27.5.2021, a special session on "Trusted Electronics" was organised for the first time.

    We were represented with two contributions on the topic of trusted electronics. Dr. Matthias Hiller (Fraunhofer AISEC) spoke about RISC V and Jörg Stephan (Fraunhofer GS VuE/FMD) presented the Velektronik platform. The presentations were recorded and are available under the following links.


  • Trust is better: Research project "Velektronik" creates networking platform for trustworthy electronics

    To use electronics safely and reliably, you have to be able to understand where they come from, what they do and how they are built. Currently, there are some technical solutions in the sense of trustworthy electronics, but there is still no consistent methodology for trustworthiness that sufficiently includes the entire value chain. The research project launched in March 2021 will start here.

    As the major project of the funding guideline for "Trusted Electronics (ZEUS)" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Germany, a networking platform for trusted electronics is to be created as part of the research project "Velektronik", which will generate secure value chains as an interface between research and companies. The cooperation partners from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Leibniz Association in the Research Factory Microelectronics Germany (FMD) are working on this together with the edacentrum over the next three years in all areas of electronics development and production on solution concepts for trustworthy electronics

    Important step for technological sovereignty in Germany and Europe

    A future-oriented society depends on electronic components in all relevant technical application domains - whether in critical infrastructures, in Industry 4.0, in the automotive sector or even in medical devices. People must be able to rely on these to build trustworthy products, systems and infrastructure. "Technological sovereignty means that, against the backdrop of a strongly internationalised value creation, we retain sovereignty over which concrete properties the electronic components of our products have," emphasises Johann Heyszl, head of the Hardware Security department at Fraunhofer AISEC and technical leader of the research project, adding: "This sustainably secures the innovation and competitiveness of German companies, especially SMEs."

    The entire value chain is addressed

    Electronics are trustworthy when they meet all our expectations of functionality and at the same time leave no backdoors or vulnerabilities open to attackers and manipulation. The emerging platform starts here and will take the entire value chain to deliver concrete solution concepts for trustworthy electronics. To this end, the partners will focus on creating a technological overview, contributions to the necessary standardization and building the network of research and industry, and the ultimate know-how. The results can then be used within the platform for further research projects and, above all, by industry. Direct practical relevance and strong industrial relevance and acceptance are ensured through an industry advisory board.

    The "Velektronik" platform is coordinated by the office of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD). The overall coordination of the research project "Velektronik" is carried out by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Safety AISEC.

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    With more than 2000 scientists from the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics and Leibniz FBH and IHP, the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) is the largest and world's leading R&D association for microelectronics and nanoelectronics applications and systems.

    Coordination Platform Jörg Stephan | Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) |
    Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2 | 10178 Berlin | www.forschungsfabrik-mikroelektronik.de | |

    Editorial Akvile Zaludaite | Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) | Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2 | 10178 Berlin | www.forschungsfabrik-mikroelektronik.de | |