This white paper outlines a novel solution for end-to-end supply chain security and counterfeit detection and prevention, based on Universal Chip Telemetry, to allow for device authentication, validation, and supply chain integrity.

The recent shortage of chip supply and long lead times prompted system makers to turn to second tier suppliers and distributors for fulfilling their semiconductor needs. This, in turn, has put the spotlight on the growing concern of fraudulent or counterfeited integrated circuits (ICs).

Proteus deep data analytics based on UCT provides a new approach to supply chain security and counterfeit detection. By generating and collecting a large set of parametric measurements from each chip, uploading them to a machine learning enabled, cloud-based analytics platform, and creating a unique IC signature – a comprehensive and secured method is achieved for continuous and intrinsic tracking of ICs through the supply chain.