Rescuing Nanoelectronic Systems Design in the IoT Era

​In the IoT Era, electronic systems, ultimately, represent the physical backbone of our increasingly digitised world. They are being deployed in life-critical application domains, such as healthcare, transportation, automotive and security, serving societal needs in Europe. Here, the impact and consequences of in-field failures, security attacks or hardware defects could be catastrophic. Reliability, quality and security cannot be treated anymore as standalone aspects and have inherent tradeoffs with application constraints, cost-efficiency, energy consumption, performance of the system and its safety requirements. In order to underpin the next generation implementation technologies and rescue the steady growth of nanoelectronic systems’ performance, new concepts, methodologies and tools for interdisciplinary and multi-scale design are urgently needed.

“Traditionally, the research and training in Europe for these highly interdependent challenges in nanoelectronic system design is fragmented and performed by scattered communities. RESCUE has an excellently balanced cross-sectoral consortium of reputable leading European research groups and companies competent to tackle the reliability, security and quality aspects in a holistic manner.”

Dr. Maksim Jenihhin,
Project Coordinator

Do not just give a fish, but train fishing! Along with ambitious research goals, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action H2020 RESCUE ITN ETN will provide an innovative interdisciplinary training for future European engineers and researchers, placing strong emphasis on developing their creative and entrepreneurial mentality. “Traditionally, the research and training in Europe for these highly interdependent challenges in nanoelectronic system design is fragmented and performed by scattered communities. RESCUE has an excellently balanced cross-sectoral consortium of reputable leading European research groups and companies competent to tackle the reliability, security and quality aspects in a holistic manner,” says the action coordinator, Dr. Maksim Jenihhin.

The industrial sector behind this initiative includes innovative and award-winning European SMEs from the areas of nanoelectronics reliability and security — IROC Technologies and Intrinsic-ID. The large companies on board are Cadence, the global electronic design automation company, and Robert Bosch, the European automotive electronics flagship, which will support the ETN as a partnering organisation. A cutting-edge research institution IHP serves as a bridge for knowledge transfer between the sectors. The academic sector is represented by four top tech universities, Politecnico di Torino and Delft, Brandenburg, Tallinn Universities of Technology.

RESCUE was launched on April 1, 2017, and will last for 4 years with the total budget 3.76 MEUR, as a contribution by European Commission. As a first step, the project is recruiting 15 early-stage researchers to the RESCUE team (see more details at http://rescue-etn.eu/).

Source: Dr. Maksim Jenihhin, H2020 RESCUE project