Micron Makes Monolithic 8Gb DDR3
News & Analysis 7/29/2014 6 comments
Using a 25 nm manufacturing process, Micron has created a monolithic 8 Gb DDR3 SDRAM component, while a startup is squeezing 8 Gb into a single chipset using proprietary techniques.
Samsung's Silicon Valley Home
Blog 7/25/2014 11 comments
Samsung is building a 10-story complex in the heart of Silicon Valley that will be home for some of its memory and display researchers and a whole lot of ecosystem efforts.
Future of PCM: Optoelectronic?
Blog 7/22/2014 4 comments
Work by a team at the University of Oxford and the University of Exeter may well become recognized as the first steps on the road to a new and bright optoelectronic future for phase-change memory materials.
NAND Suit: Toshiba Seeks $1.1B From SK Hynix
News & Analysis 7/21/2014 7 comments
South Korea's SK Hynix Inc. disclosed in a regulatory filing that Toshiba Corp. is seeking $1.1 billion in damages over the suspected theft of data related to NAND flash memory chip technology.
Testing ReRAM Structures
Blog 7/14/2014 2 comments
This article by Peter J. Hulbert addresses issues related to characterization and forming, as well as endurance testing for 1R ReRAM structures.
MCUs, Memory Balance Security, Performance
News & Analysis 7/10/2014 1 comment
The need to secure devices at the MCU or SSD level is becoming more pressing thanks to BYOD and the Internet of Things, but perceptions linger that encryption degrades device performance.
China's SMIC-Qualcomm 28-nm Deal: Why Now?
News & Analysis 7/3/2014 16 comments
SMIC and Qualcomm revealed their collaboration on 28-nm wafer production in China. Since China's antitrust investigation against Qualcomm, speculation abounds that Chinese are probing ways to coerce Qualcomm into collaborating with their electronics industry.
Crossbar RRAM Aims for 1TB
Blog 7/1/2014 7 comments
Crossbar demonstrates pre-production 1 MB arrays using its new 1 transistor/n resistor's non-volatile RRAM, addressing “sneak path” current issues to enable high-density memory.