Five announce flash memory security initiative News & Analysis 12/19/2011 3 comments Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba have reached an agreement in principle to collaborate on a content protection technology for flash memory cards such as SD Cards and for other flash-based storage options.
Crocus signs SMIC to make magnetic memory News & Analysis 12/9/2011 Post a comment Crocus Technology Inc., a vendor of magnetic RAMs, has signed a technology development and wafer manufacturing agreement with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., China's most advanced semiconductor foundry.
IEDM: IMEC reports 10-nm RRAM cell Research 12/8/2011 3 comments European research institute IMEC has reported a Resistive RAM memory cell that measures 10-nm by 10-nm at the International Electron Devices Meeting. The organization claims this is the smallest such cell and that it shows the potential to replace NAND flash memory.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.