Secure, Trusted, and Assured Microelectronics (STAM) Center

The STAM Center investigates new technologies and methodologies to offer opportunities for designing secure computing devices and systems that go beyond what is currently achievable. The center couples its research mission with active recruiting and training of students, especially domestic students, targeting applications of national security importance.

The center conducts fundamental research in three technical areas meant to establish the foundation for future secure and trusted semiconductor/ microelectronics technologies: (1) new substrates, synthesis, and fabrication, (2) new computing paradigms and architectures, and (3) integrated sensing, edge computing, and secure communications.

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2023 International Cybersecurity Winter School

The 2023 International Cybersecurity Winter School was held in the beautiful city of Novi Sad, Serbia from February 24th to March 5th. It covered topics in software security, hardware security, applied cryptography, and application domains like trustworthy machine learning. Through the winter school, students and young researchers get exposure to the core concepts and the emerging techniques of the field through lectures. Students take active...

2023 Microelectronics Education and Workforce Development (MEWD)

The 2023 Microelectronics Education and Workforce Development (MEWD) Workshop will be held on January 24th and 25th on the ASU Main Campus. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Dev Shenoy, the Principal Director for Microelectronics from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, OUSD(R&E). The goal of this invitation-only workshop is to bring together experts from academia, industry, and government to exchange...

Post-Quantum Cryptographic Agility

Under this PQC Secure research & development effort, the team has designed and implemented a rich set of hardware primitives, modules, architectures, systems to advance the community's post-quantum encryption, homomorphic encryption based computation, and crypto-agility capabilities. PQC Secure Tool Link:

Secure RISC-V (SECRISC-V) Workshop

The STAM Center is organizing as part of Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK) a full-day event on Secure & Trusted Microelectronics for High-assurance Embedded Systems to bring researchers around the world to Phoenix. Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK) is the premier technical event covering all aspects of hardware and software design for intelligent and connected computing systems. It will run from October 7th to the 14th and has virtual and...

Data Analysis and Visualization Tool

GaugeViz is an information analysis and interpretation tool that works on bulk unsorted and unlabeled data to find patterns hidden 'between' data points. Gauge extends analyst capabilities by grouping similar data into clusters where their differences can be highlighted, and an analyst can develop an understanding of cause and effect within a local area. GaugeViz Tool Link:

RISC-V Development Platform

A new version of our Trireme Platform is released. Trireme is a complete environment for RISC-V based design space exploration, testing, and deployment. Written in Verilog 2001 without any vendor-specific or 3rd party IP, it allows you to simulate, emulate, and boot Linux on directly generated or customized RTL cores. Trireme Platform Link:


Researchers and students at the center investigate, design and prototype application-aware processors and embedded systems with cybersecurity compliance, technology transfer and field tests readiness in mind. The team uses a multidisciplinary and integrative approach consisting of algorithmic optimization, design flow automation, hardware-firmware co-development and prototyping. The center is organized in six research laboratories – two technology laboratories (SemiSec Laboratory and LUCS), and four application laboratories (ASCS Laboratory, AITS Laboratory, CAES Laboratory, and SECPS Laboratory).

Semiconductor Security

Semiconductor Security (SemiSEC) Laboratory: Zero-Trust IC Fabrication, Age-related IC Failures and Security, Supply Chain Trust Challenges, Secure-by-Construction IC Design

 Unconventional Substrates 

Laboratory for Unconventional Computing Substrates (LUCS): Approximate Computing, Cryogenics Computing, Quantum Computing, Secure Bio-Microelectronics

Adaptive and Secure Systems 

Adaptive and Secure Computing Systems (ASCS) Laboratory: Situation-Aware Computing, Post-Quantum Security, Self-Healing Systems

Private and Secure AI

Artificial Intelligence Technology and Systems (AITS) Laboratory: Privacy-Preserving AI/ML Systems Secure ML Hardware Accelerators Real-Time/Low-power ML Engines

Computer Architecture

Computer Architecture & Embedded Systems (CAES) Laboratory: Trusted Execution Environment Architecture, Enclave-Driven Architecture, Secure High-Performance Computing Architecture, Graph Processor Design.

Secure & Resilient IoT Systems

Secure & Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems (SECPS) Laboratory: Physically-Distributed Systems and Infrastructures, Sharing Confidential Information in IoT Systems, Secure Group Anonymous Authentication