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Russian-backed Crocus buys NXP's MRAM patents

8/29/2011 11:41 AM EDT
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resistion
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re: Russian-backed Crocus buys NXP's MRAM patents
resistion   9/30/2011 12:39:10 AM
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MRAM has some features which are nice like endurance, but ease of fabrication scaling is not one of them.

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sharps_eng   9/29/2011 11:11:47 PM
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Anyone else been actually using MRAM? I have, and I love the stuff. You can use a little serial MRAM to store the system state, updated with every event and button press, and it just works. You can make controllers with everything in a fast parallel MRAM (Ramtron I think?) and hve it power up instantly doing what it was before - stopping mid-clock even to save power. Nice. Ideal memory.

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selinz   8/31/2011 5:36:06 PM
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Any info on how much they paid?

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Peter Clarke   8/31/2011 9:31:43 AM
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@SiliconAlpsNet Thanks for spotting my typo error. I have corrected.

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SiliconAlpsNet   8/31/2011 9:17:36 AM
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"In May 2001 Crocus announced that it had agreed with Rusnano", it was in 2011 not 2001

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goafrit   8/29/2011 9:04:18 PM
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Very nice, the lawyers are not setting up the competition. I wish one day, these guys will know that patents will not win race. You can have all the patents Appls has and will not still make cool products.

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Kinnar   8/29/2011 8:08:00 PM
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I think NXP might have loose the interest of might not be looking much benefit in the said technology otherwise NXP would not sell MRAM patents this way.

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UdaraW   8/29/2011 7:13:58 PM
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It is undeniable that a patent bubble has come. Like all other bubbles it too will burst. Burst-bubbles will bring in transformation and will give rise to new cycles. Patent system is due for a large scale over-haul in the next decade. Underlying the over-valuation of patents above their real economic utility, is the fact that modern-day patents are being filed on inventive-steps that have become more and more marginal. However, as opposed to the real-estate bubble, the upward trend in patent valuations is not as bad as it appears. The prominence of patents as an asset is a sign that the society is putting into use the smallest of technological inventions that come about. It appears, that the technological break-throughs of 1980s and 1990s, are being put into the service of man-kind more than they ever were.

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