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According to Nikkei, over 20 Japanese and US companies (including TEL, Hitachi, Rensas and Micron) have teamed up to develop MRAM technologies, in particular a new mass production method. They plan to start development in February 2014, and continue to seek more companies from the US and Europe to join. The aim is to complete materials and processes development by 2017 and start mass production by 2018.
This is an exciting development. Hopefully the companies will actually launch…
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UCLA researcher have managed to make major improves in MRAM memory by electric voltage instead of a flowing electric current (which is used in STT-MRAM). They call the new memory MeRAM (Magnetoelectric Random Access Memory). The researchers say that MeRAM combines extraordinary low energy with very high density, high-speed reading and writing times, and non-volatility.
MeRAM could be 10 to 1,000 times more energy-efficient than STT-MRAM. It's also five times as dense (more bits…
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Spingate announced that they invented a multi-bit Spin-RAM, which can store two bits per MTJ. It uses magnetic materials with perpendicular anisotropy and has a cell size of 4F2, which is the smallest currently reported in the industry. This kind of memory can provide a density of about 160 Gbits/in2 (0.257 Gbit/mm2) at 45 nm. Scaling it to 10 nm will enable 1 Tbits/in2.
If Spingate is successful in commercializing this technology, it could enable an MRAM device that can compete…
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We just got word that Everspin will soon announce their first ST-MRAM product. From what we hear, the 64-Mbit chip is already sampling and clients are already evaluation it. Everspin is targeting the enterprise SSD market. Everspin's ST-MRAM chips will feature non-volatility, low latency and increased reliability.
If this is true, this is a very exciting moment for the MRAM industry, as many believe that Spin-Torque (ST-MRAM) technology will finally enable MRAM to reach high…
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Crocus is developing MRAM memory and Memory-Logic chips. We interviewed their marketing officer, and he promises MRAM chips in 2012. He also says that the Russian plant will become online in 2013, and gives his views on the MRAM industry and market:
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