INDIANAPOLIS - The nonprofit Indiana Innovation Institute is making a combined $300,000 research investment in the development of trusted microelectronics.The funding will support existing research at Purdue University, Indiana University and IUPUI.

The two-year program combines researchers from the three universities and IUPUI with personnel from IN3 and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division to find solutions that can be used by the Department of Defense and industry.

The funds will be distributed as listed below:

  • Purdue University - $100,000 Atomistic Modeling of FinFET Devices
  • Indiana University - $100,000 Tools for Reverse Engineering Embedded Systems
  • Purdue University and IUPUI - $100,000 Non-Destructive Test of Integrated Circuits

“The collaborative research the universities in Indiana are doing will make a significant impact in securing microelectronics for the U.S. Department of Defense and industry,” General Gene Renuart, chairman and chief executive officer of IN3, said in a news release. “Warfighters and consumers use microelectronics in numerous devices on a daily basis, so making sure the technology is secure and free from tampering by our adversaries is of the utmost importance.”