LONDON – Innovative Silicon, a 2002 startup that developed a floating-body single-transistor memory it called Z-RAM that it claimed could scale better than DRAM, appears to have closed.
The outgoing chief operating officer Michael Van Buskirk states on his LinkedIn profile that he was the "key operational and technical corporate officer throughout the sale of Innovative Silicon: pre-sale corporate road-show, as well as facilitating asset and personnel transfers."
Van Buskirk does not state there who bought the company assets but there are indications that Micron Technology Inc. (Boise Idaho) is at least one key beneficiary.
The privately-held, venture-backed Innovative Silicon was founded in 2002 by Pierre C. Fazan and Serguei Okhonin in Lausanne, Switzerland and was subsequently headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Two websites for the company (www.innovativesilicon.com and www.z-ram.com) no longer appear to work and the last listed phone number is unobtainable. However, both website URLs are now registered to Micron.
In addition Fazan, previously chief technology officer and chairman at Innovative Silicon, is now listed on the LinkedIn social networking site as a Micron Fellow and as working as an engineering manager for Micron in the IMEC research facility in Leuven, Belgium. He has been in post since September 2010.