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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.