ReRAM Is Memory Focus at IEDM Blog 9/30/2013 29 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.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments