IBM to develops Self-Destructing chips for the military
IBM get a solid contract from the Agency for Prospective DARPA development at the Ministry of Defense. The blue giant aims to design chips that can destroy themselves if necessary. Physical self-destruction of the chips will be made after submission of the radio signal, said The Register. Such chips will be used only for military applications – where the technology in the hands of the enemy, the military will issue the command to self-destruct chip.
Disruption will start from the glass substrate, as a result, the chip is converted to silica scum. It is not known what signal will activate the process of self-destruction of chips and hardly such information will be disclosed, given the confidential nature of the work. IBM ‘s contract with the military is worth 3.4 million dollars. Earlier DARPA agreed with British company BAE development called. soluble sensors and will finance the project with 4.5 million dollars. Both contracts were signed under the initiative VARP – destruction of programmable resources. The plan envisages the creation of electronic systems that can self-destruct under certain circumstances.