Dr. Mark Davis is an entrepreneur and technologist in the field of semiconductors, communications, signal processing, and system design. He was a founder of semiconductor company VIA Telecom (威睿电通), a profitable company that sold >130M cellular chipsets, and was acquired by Intel Corporation in 2015. Thereafter he worked in cellular/UTM and was a founder of the ACJA (www.gutma.org/acja). Currently he focuses on resistive non-volatile memory, and security and computing applications. Areas of specialty include: • Cellular modems and radio systems. • Semiconductor design, fabrication, production. • Embedded Software. • Microcontrollers and security/crptograhy ICs.
Mark Davis highlights the importance of semiconductor support for cryptographic innovation and the need for improved collaboration between the semiconductor and cryptography communities. He emphasizes semiconductors as the root of trust in security and the limitations of off-the-shelf solutions. He acknowledges both challenges and opportunities for semiconductor support, such as new potential attacks and open-source hardware complexities. Davis concludes by highlighting the importance of creating feasible robust identification systems and reimagining the design process.