Rice University
Rice Magazine| The Magazine of Rice University | No. 1 | 2008

Chipping Away at Chip Pirates

Chipping AwayPirated microchips — chips stolen from legitimate factories or made from stolen blueprints — account for billions of dollars in annual losses to chipmakers. But a series of techniques developed at Rice could stop pirates by locking chips with a unique ID tag that can be activated only by the patent-holder — making knockoffs and stolen chips worthless.

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