TORONTO, Ontario -- Micromem Technologies Inc. today announced that Honeywell Inc. will test and evaluate the company's magnetic memory technology, Magram, for possible applications in the Department of Energy.
According to the contract, Honeywell's Federal Manufacturing and Technologies Division will conduct rigorous functional and parametric testing of Magram arrays at Honeywell's Kansas City plant.
"We observed 8 bit samples of Magram perform flawlessly in tests concluded this past September," said Dale Hensley, technical projects specialist for Honeywell. "The fact that much larger Magram evaluation units will be available for production just months after these initial tests confirms our belief that Magram could be ready for real-world applications in a veryshort period of time."
Magram combines non-volatility with the speed of random read/write access. Last week, Micromem announced it had made advances in the development of Magram memory that will allow it to produce evaluation units (EVUs) of 1,000 bits or more (see Jan. 27 story ). Micromem also said Honeywell is close to being able to wire bond and encapsulate the Magram chips.