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Exchange Network Will Help Hardware Security Experts Do Research Enhancing the Integrity of Computer Chips
April 27, 2011
A consortium of hardware security experts from the University of Connecticut, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Rice University and the University of California, Los Angeles has received a $1.2 million federal grant to conduct wide-ranging research aimed at enhancing the integrity of integrated circuits, the computer chips that are used in virtually all electronic devices today, from cell phones and medical instruments to laptop computers and flat-screen TVs.
University of Connecticut
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