Researchers make MEMS-over-CNT memory Research 3/28/2011 1 comment A combination of a radio frequency capable metallic MEMS cantilever beam and a carbon nanotube transistor shows promise as a non-volatile memory, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Konkuk University and Seoul National University, Korea.
Analyst: NAND flash supply to lose 4% in 2Q11 News & Analysis 3/21/2011 1 comment The earthquake that hit Japan on March 11 is set to reduce the global supply of NAND flash memory bits by less than 4 percent in the second quarter of 2011 and supply should return to normal thereafter, according to the DRAMexchange service provided by TrendForce Corp.
Capacitive sensing applications widen Design How-To 3/18/2011 3 comments HMI technologies have gone through a paradigm shift. This article highlights the importance of capacitive sensing in HMI evolution as well as applications beyond automotive infotainment systems.
System design using NAND flash memory Design How-To 3/17/2011 2 comments As NAND cells shrink, fewer electrons are stored per floating gate. To compensate for the increasing bit error rates of these smaller geometry cells, ECC requirements have to dramatically increase to maintain the desired system reliability.
Academics scale PCM with carbon nanotubes Research 3/14/2011 5 comments Non-volatile memory bits can be made by applying phase-change memory material to previously created gaps in carbon nanotube filamentary conductors, according to a paper published by researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Anobit addresses 'plummeting' flash endurance Product News 3/8/2011 12 comments Anobit Technologies Ltd. has said it has begun high volume production of its MSP2020 NAND flash memory controller in cooperation with Hynix Semiconductor Inc. It has also brought forward a supporter that says its IC can help address NAND flash memory that has been reduced to 3,000 read/write cycles in leading-edge devices.
Ways to incorporate SD cards into devices Design How-To 3/5/2011 2 comments Recently, Elsevier released a book by Dogan Ibrahim, SD Card Projects Using the PIC Microcontroller. This 567-page book is aimed at engineers, advanced students, and PIC enthusiasts that want to incorporate SD cards into their devices.
MOSAID announces flash interface for SSDs Product News 3/5/2011 Post a comment MOSAID Technologies Inc. has announced its HLNAND™2 memory interface for flash memory SSDs, which is optimized for use in mass storage applications, including enterprise data centers and high-performance computing.
STOP! Are You Gambling On Your Memory IP? Design How-To 3/4/2011 3 comments If you are building a new chip and you are licensing memory IP, you really need to have a high level of confidence that the IP you are licensing does not violate someone else's patents.
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.