DEC’s entrepreneurial founder and president, Dr. Nancy Crews, started the company in 2007 to seek and win new R&D business aligned with space electronics needs. DEC’s engineering activities for R&D, analysis and modeling, product design and testing is led by Dr. Stephan Athan. Using advanced engineering design tools, simulation, and models, DEC is developing monitoring and control solutions at the submicron and deep submicron feature sizes, software-related tools, and other supportive technology… from circuit level designs to instrumentation. As a new startup with essential and relevant technical capabilities, DEC is positioned well to conduct enabling R&D for defense and space electronics. DEC is now investigating additional technologies for enhancing anti-tamper capabilities in ICs.