The Implementation Attacks Laboratory (IMPA Lab) was founded at IAIK in 1999. At the beginning, it was named "Side-Channel Analysis Laboratory (SCA Lab)" since its focus was this type of implementation attacks. At the end of 2006, the lab also started to be active in the directions of fault analysis and probing attacks. As a result, the lab was renamed to IMPA Lab in 2008 in order to reflect more precisely the field of its actvities. Within IAIK, the IMPA Lab is positioned in the general research area VLSI and is closely related to the second sub-area of VLSI called secure RFID. This shows that the IMPA Lab deals with cryptographic devices and systems in the context of implementation attacks all the way starting from the pure cryptographic algorithms and protocols over digital design and implementation down to the semiconductor level.