High Performance Security, Anti-Tamper & Signal Processing


Implementing the most robust security into your SoC design or FPGA is no longer nice to do, it is an absolute imperative. Trusting Athena’s security experts eliminates significant project risk, speeds your time-to-market, and reduces overall cost of ownership.

Athena is a leading provider of security, cryptography, anti-tamper, and signal processing IP cores to many of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, defense contractors, and OEMs, as well as emerging providers. Embedded in millions of ASIC and FPGA devices, Athena technologies enable high-value solutions where security and performance are mission critical: defense and aerospace, vehicle safety (V2V, V2X, telematics), networking and communications, satellites, cellular base stations, handsets, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more.

Athena’s innovative and experienced team architects best-in-class products: security microprocessors with unmatched hardware efficiency and programmable flexibility, dedicated accelerators for cryptography and security protocols, a comprehensive set of tamper-resistant security cores with DPA countermeasures developed under a Developer agreement with Rambus’ Cryptography Research division, highly optimized FFTs and signal processing cores for communications applications, and related technologies. 


Athena In The News

February 28, 2017

Autotalks Turns to Athena for its Truly Secure V2X Solution

February 14, 2017

Microsemi Unveils Industry's Lowest Power Cost-Optimized FPGA Product Family for Access Networks, Wireless Infrastructure, Defense and Industry 4.0 Markets | New PolarFire FPGAs Deliver 500K Logic Elements, 12.7G Transceivers at Up to 50 Percent Lower Power Than Competing Mid-Range FPGAs

April 20, 2016

Taking Warfighter Protection to the Core | Why DPA Countermeasures make more sense than ever

February 29, 2016

Rambus Cryptography Research Signs Licensing Agreement with The Athena Group to Accelerate Adoption of DPA Countermeasures

Athena solutions include license to Rambus Cryptography Research countermeasures patents

February 2016

DPA Countermeasures - Theory vs. Practice - Aerospace & Defense Technology Magazine

October 13, 2015

Microsemi and Athena Announce FPGA Cores with Strong DPA Countermeasures for Cryptography Users | Powerful Anti-Tamper Security Microprocessor Technology Available Immediately as Soft Intellectual Property for SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 FPGAs

September 10, 2015

Athena CTO to Speak at 2015 Xilinx Security Working Group | Jon Mellott to Present Advanced Anti-Tamper Memory Encryption Challenges & Solutions

June 9, 2015

Security features for non-security experts  | By Jim Turley, EE Times

June 08, 2015

Altera Reveals Stratix 10 Innovations Enabling the Industry’s Fastest and Highest Capacity FPGAs and SoCs  | #AthenaSecurity

June 2015

Stratix 10 Provides Best-in-Class FPGA and SoC Security  | Altera Corporation whitepaper #AthenaSecurity

April 28, 2015

IoT, Definition, Standards, and Security  |  By Gabe Moretti, Systems Design Engineering

April 22, 2015

A Case of Double Paranoia: Athena Makes Its Crypto Blocks Harder to Hack  | By Jim Turley, EE Journal

April 21, 2015

Athena Security IPs Designed to Mend Holes in SoCs  |  Zooming in on differential power analysis  | By Junko Yoshida, EETimes

April 20, 2015

Leakage analysis checks IP cores against crypto vulnerability  |  By Chris Edwards, Tech Design Forum 

April 20, 2015

Athena and Rambus Cryptography Research Division Announce Solutions to Prevent Advanced Security Threats

March 11, 2015

Of Soft Balls and Hard Cracks: Engineering Gets Tougher for a Reason | by Jim Turley, Electronic Engineering Journal

January 29, 2015
Athena and Intrinsic-ID Team to Deliver the Dragon-QT Security Processor Offering Flexible, Scalable Security for Hardware Root of Trust Applications