Secure Microelectronics Modernization

As technology continues to advance it is critical that our systems and devices remain patched and secure. We are proud to offer zero trust modernization for legacy microelectronics.

What is Zero Trust Legacy Modernization?

Are you tired of worrying about the security of your legacy microelectronics? Let our team of experts take the reins and modernize your technology with the latest in cybersecurity hardening and cutting-edge technology.

At Chip Scan, we're equipped with state-of-the-art advancements, including Deep Lift for rapid reverse engineering, Hardware-up for transforming software functionality into hardware, and ESPY, our military-grade vulnerability remediation capability, all of which allow us to bring your legacy design up to modern standards. Whether you need function-for-function resurrection or want to fix long-standing hardware bugs, integrate new ciphers, or reduce the attack surface, our team will work with you to ensure your chip is secure and up-to-date.

Don't leave your microelectronics vulnerable to sophisticated cyber attacks. Trust Chip Scan to protect your technology and secure your future.

What are your alternatives without Chip Scan?

Without Chip Scan: When dealing with a diminishing supply scenario for a legacy part, there are only a few risky choices to choose from.

Aftermarket Brokers

Systems managers dealing with sustainment of legacy systems long after the last buy will seek out parts through brokers. The brokers may be vetted, but they often obtain parts through unknown channels, which means their authenticity cannot be guaranteed. When it comes to digital microelectronics parts, it is rare for brokers to go through destructive processes to fully guarantee their parts, and it is unlikely they have the expertise to distinguish nation-state level tampering. In the best of cases, where the OEM has an established authentic supply, the costs will be significantly more expensive than from the original manufacturer. Therefore, use of aftermarket brokers absolutely increases costs and carries a high  risk of introducing counterfeit or compromised parts into the supply chain.

Reclamation of Parts

Reclaimed parts have been removed from other equipment and may have been exposed to environmental stressors or damage during the removal process. The risk of failure is increased by this process and  makes this a risky choice for use in critical applications.

Emulation of Form-Fit-Function

This involves replicating the functionality of the obsolete part, but without the use of the original component. This approach is risky as it can introduce out-of-spec and performance issues and other vulnerabilities.


Redesigning a system to eliminate the need for obsolete parts may be the best long-term solution, but it can be costly and time-consuming.

How does Chip Scan's Zero Trust Legacy Modernization work?

By partnering with us, you can have peace of mind known that your systems and devices will be protected not only to the latest standards but also include proactive hardening. We'll work with you every step of the way to make the transition as seamless as possible, so you can continue to focus on what is most important to you.
Chip Scan receives the item to be modernized. We can receive or extract FPGA bitstreams, work with our partners to extract the GDS2 and hardware structural information. We can also accept a known-good software emulation version.
Chip Scan will use our Deep Lift technology to decompile the hardware artifact or compile the software artifact using our Hardware-up methodology. We will then perform cyber-hardening to modern standards.
This result will be retargeted to modern and available hardware such as FPGAs for maximum flexibility or ASICs as required. All modernized parts will carry a certification of assurance for vulnerabilities.

Level up your security today

Don't wait to secure your microelectronics. Contact us today to learn more about our zero trust legacy modernization services.

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