DDR4 Design Resources Blog 10/1/2013 2 comments With DDR4 poised to enter the server market, and after that the desktop, notebook, and consumer electronics markets, interest is running high in what it can do, how to test it, and how it differs from its predecessors.
ReRAM Is Memory Focus at IEDM Blog 9/30/2013 22 comments Advanced memory research is focused on ReRAM, MRAM, and vertically stacked memory, to judge from the advance program of the International Electron Devices Meeting 2013. However, there is at least one NAND paper due to be presented that could grab attention.
Freescale, Micron Extend Memory Research News & Analysis 9/24/2013 2 comments Freescale Semiconductor and Micron Technology have extended separate memory research partnerships in attempts to add to their capabilities at the leading-edge of chip production and find technology that can scale beyond the limits of NAND flash memory.
Plastic Memory Firm Plans Pilot Line News & Analysis 9/17/2013 5 comments Thin Film, a developer of organic ferroelectric nonvolatile memory technology, has ordered equipment for a pilot production line in Linkoping, Sweden, and announced a plan to raise about US$23 million via the sale of shares.
Chinese Memory Firm Pursues NVM Research News & Analysis 9/10/2013 7 comments A memory-chip company based in Beijing, China, has formed a consortium with the Institute of Microelectronics of Tsinghua University (IMETU) to undertake research into non-volatile memory.
Winbond at a Crossroads Blog 9/10/2013 4 comments Winbond is a Taiwanese memory maker that has weathered the economic storms of the last few years. Krishna Shekar, director of strategic marketing at Winbond, spoke to me about how the company is moving forward.
Fab Fire Causes DRAM Price Surge News & Analysis 9/6/2013 16 comments A fire at a wafer fab belonging to SK Hynix in Wuxi, China, is likely to push up the price of DRAMs used in personal computers and smartphones in the second half of 2013.
Benchmarks for Whole Phones Needed Blog 8/19/2013 27 comments Benchmarking is a tricky business. There are benchmarks and there are benchmarks. I'm sure I'm not alone in my weariness with reading reports on yet another batch of benchmark results.
ReRAM Startup Bets on Silver News & Analysis 8/5/2013 62 comments Startup fabless chip company Crossbar has announced it has a working array that validates its silver-over-amorphous-silicon, non-volatile memory technology.
SK Hynix Denies ReRAM Delay Report News & Analysis 7/29/2013 10 comments Korea's SK Hynix has denied the truth of a report that appears to push back the delivery of novel non-volatile memories back to 2015 at the earliest. However, the company is not giving out any timetable details.
Memory Week in Review, 7/23/13 Blog 7/23/2013 1 comment A compendium of activities over the last week, including quarterly financials, new products from Samsung and Toshiba, sTec's big deal, and whether or not flash falls flat.
TSMC Forecasts Tepid Q3 News & Analysis 7/18/2013 4 comments Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has said that demand for its wafers will "moderate" in the third quarter after it reported record sales and profits for 2Q13.
MRAM Pioneer Doubles Funding News & Analysis 7/16/2013 13 comments French MRAM firm Crocus Technology has raised about $45 million, which it plans to use for volume production in Israel and R&D at its joint venture fab in Russia.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...