LONDON – Adesto Technologies Corp., a startup developing Conductive Bridge RAM (CBRAM) technology has announced that Nelson C. Chan has been appointed to its board of directors, effective October 12, 2010.
Chan was previously the CEO of Magellan Navigation inc. and the executive vice president and general manager of consumer business at SanDisk Corp. Currently, Chan also serves on the board of directors of Affymetrix, Bridgelux, Nanosys and Synaptics.
CBRAM is non-volatile and Adesto (Sunnyvale, Calif.) plans to offer memory devices and intellectual property for embedded memory applications in a range of semiconductor applications. The company recently acquired a portfolio of CBRAM patents and IP formerly belonging to the now defunct Qimonda AG.
CBRAM is a candidate to replace today's floating gate based non-volatile memories used in discrete flash memory ICs and embedded SoCs that require non-volatility and the future ability to scale with Moore's Law in standard CMOS processes to below 12-nm. The technology is also being considered for low power applications requiring sub 0.9V operation, said Adesto.
"We are very pleased to add Nelson Chan to our board of directors. His experience and background in building a multi-billion dollar enterprise and growing the consumer businesses at SanDisk and Magellan into recognized market leaders will be extremely valuable to Adesto in the coming years as we move forward in bringing our memory technology platform to the market," said Narbeh Derhacobian, CEO of Adesto.