Synopsys awarded DARPA contract for Automatic Implementation of Secure Silicon program

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Synopsys as a prime contractor for the Automatic Implementation of Secure Silicon (AISS) program, the company said in a statement. The program’s goal is to automate the inclusion of scalable hardware security mechanisms in IP and system-on-chips (SoCs), says Synopsis.

As part of the four-year AISS program, Synopsys will collaborate with other commercial and university experts, including Arm, Boeing, UltraSoC, University of Florida Institute for Cyber Security (FICS), Texas A&M University, and University of California San Diego, said the company in a statement.

Boeing will contribute its systems design expertise and SoC reference platform to the AISS program, says Synopsys. The company has also executed an Associate Contractor Agreement (ACA) with Northrop Grumman. As part of the ACA, Synopsys contributes tools and IP and Northrop Grumman provides the asset management infrastructure to protect SoCs throughout their lifecycle, says Synopsys.

[Image courtesy: DARPA]