Silicon uniqueness as a security feature

Military developers have been investigating ways to measure and utilize chip-unique characteristics for . Some of these techniques and capabilities are commercially available today, and open discussions are now taking place on how to use them to improve . But before making any decisions, it’s imperative to gain understanding of the primary – the () – and its usage models.

A PUF technology can be designed and implemented for protecting proprietary information, but might have limitations that might not make them suitable for the protection of critical military systems, depending on the scenario.