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ICE spin-off Silexica acquired by Xilinx

Following comprehensive research activities within the UMIC Excellence Cluster, Silexica has been founded at ICE in 2014 by Maximilian Odendahl, Johannes Emigholz, Dr. Weihua Sheng, Prof. Jeronimo Castrillon and Prof. Rainer Leupers. First seed funding has been provided via the BMBF EXIST program, and early technology adopters from industry included Huawei and Samsung.

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ICE Welcomes its First AROP Fellow

The Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE) welcomes its first AROP fellow, Mr. Nikhilesh Kumar Singh. Mr. Singh will be joining the chair for Software for Systems on Silicon (SSS) and working on malware detection to ensure system security.

Mr. Singh is a PhD student working with Prof. Chester Rebeiro at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras - an…

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2021-Hipeac-Award Dominik Šišejković

Dominik Šišejković wins HiPEAC Technology Transfer Award 2020

2020 marks the sixth edition of the HiPEAC Tech Transfer Awards. This year, Dominik Šišejković received the award for successfully transferring  "a scalable logic locking framework for hardware integrity protection and its application to a RISC-V processor" to the industrial partner HENSOLDT Cyber GmbH. This framework offers the first tool to efficiently protect silicon-proven…

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3rd Security Workshop at HiPEAC 2021

ICE along with Technion organizes 3rd Security Workshop at HiPEAC 2021

ICE and Technion have organized another successful "SeHAS: Secure Hardware, Architectures, and Operating Systems" workshop at the HiPEAC 2021 conference. The workshop included two keynotes and multiple invited talks from top security experts.  A highlight of the workshop were the two distinctive keynote talks, including an in-depth presentation about the influential RowHammer attack…

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Jan Moritz Joseph wins the dissertation award 2020 of the University of Magdeburg’s electrical engineering faculty

Dr. Jan Moritz Joseph was given the “Award of the Faculty for the Best Dissertation 2020” from the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. The award acknowledges Dr. Joseph’s outstanding dissertation on “Networks-on-Chip for heterogeneous 3D-Systems-on-Chip”, in which he proposed novel router architectures, an…

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New collaborative project: ZUSE-KI-AVF

ZUSE-KI-AVF – Anwedungsspezifischer KI-Prozessor für die intelligente Sensorsignalverarbeitung im autonomen Fahren


The project „ZUSE-KI-AVF“ utilizes the scientific expertise of the ICE to design an efficient compiler for an AI-processor. The project is funded by the federal government via the ZUSE-project-call focussing on the development of sustainable, specialised…

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Prof. Haris Gačanin, NAMED 2021 IEEE FELLOW

Haris Gačanin, Professor at RWTH Aachen University, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized with the following citation: “for development of operations and management systems for home broadband networks” as an accomplishment to the advancement of next-generation communication technologies. His research and teaching interest are related to the broad area of digital…

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Dominik Šišejković wins the ICT Young Researcher Award 2020

Dominik Šišejković wins the ICT Young Researcher Award 2020

The profile area Information and Communication Technology (ICT)  at RWTH Aachen University honored this year Dominik Šišejković with the "ICT Young Researcher Award 2020",  for his contributions to the ICT related research. Dominik Šišejković is a doctoral student at the Chair for Software for Systems on Silicon (SSS) under the supervision of Prof. Rainer Leupers. This award includes…

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Samos conference 2020: Best Paper Award

SAMOS 2020 conference: Best Paper Award

The SAMOS 2020 conference organizing committee has selected the paper

    "AMAIX: A Generic Analytical Model for Deep Learning Accelerators"

for the Stamatis Vassiliadis Best Paper Award. Main authors are Niko Zurstraßen and Lukas Jünger from ICE. The work results from a collaboration with Synopsys, Aachen.

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MiG-V: First RISC-V Made in Germany with HW security features

In the context of an industry project, ICE contributed to the HENSOLDT Cyber MiG-V. This is a general purpose, logic-encrypted processor, Made in Germany and targeting high-security applications. Logic encryption hinders the insertion of hardware Trojans, ensuring full control of the design and production chain. The CPU is based on a 64-Bit RISC-V core and can be used together with…

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