The work, already protected by 18 granted patents and 26 invention disclosures, is attracting several industrial partners, whom are currently licensing, or considering licensing the technology.
In the last several years, hackers and malicious parties were able to break the cyberspace of institutions, which were supposed to be immune from such threats, for example NSA, IRS, Target, Yahoo, and many others. As a result, institutions are looking at disruptive, “out of the box” solutions that can change the status quo of Information Assurance. In 2016, NAU was funded to validate important research work conducted in the laboratory, because of its disruptive nature. The validation, which was highly successful, has increased the credibility of the patent portfolio, and the following commercial entities are currently working with NAU:
- Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with NAU.
- Crossbar, a leading company in ReRAM technology is providing samples for NAU to research with.
- GSI Technology is working with NAU to explore the possibility of integrating with GSI’s APUs.
- Sawblade is working with NAU to do more FPGA research.