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Providing hardware-based protections against counterfeiters, adversaries and competitors, Rambus anti-counterfeiting solutions protect safety, brand, and revenue by safeguarding valuable intellectual property.

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Intellectual Property Security

Provides highest level of security and protection for anti-counterfeiting

Keeps designs secret from competitors and adversaries

Protects IP against state-of-the-art attacks

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Improve Profitability

Reduces revenue loss to counterfeiters

Simplifies device validation to improve time-to-market

Significantly extends the secure life of products

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High Flexibility

Uses standard design flows

Integrates with standard manufacturing processes

Supports a wide array of end uses

Best Practices for Anti-counterfeiting Design

In order to best mitigate counterfeiting risks, chips should include four essential countermeasures:

  1. Anti-emulation: Make it impossible to mimic the chip with a low-cost MCU or easily rebuild it as an ASIC using a low-cost technology.
  2. Anti-reverse engineering: Make it as difficult as possible for reverse-engineers to correctly determine a chip’s circuitry, ROM or NVM contents.
  3. Latent Features: Latent countermeasures used to detect and revoke clones after they’ve been fielded.
  4. Anti-tamper: Make it difficult for an adversary to obtain secret data and/or analyze the chip’s internal operations.


Rambus anti-counterfeiting solutions provide semiconductor makers, authentication IC makers, and their OEM customers a path to easily to deploy our field-proven countermeasures in their products.

Watch Anti-Tampering Technologies Webinar

Anti-Tampering Technologies

The design of chip anti-tamper protection needs to adapt and scale with rising threats. Adversaries range from high school hackers to well-funded state actors. Given the threats, it’s useful to think about anti-tamper countermeasures as a hierarchy of safeguards that parallel the type, effort and expense of attacks. Watch this webinar to learn the eleven kinds of tampering attacks and their required skills and resources, and countermeasures for each of these attacks.