SAN FRANCISCOóNext-generation memory hopeful Unity Semiconductor Corp. said Tuesday (Oct. 4) that Christophe Chevallier, a co-founder and chief operating officer, will present an invited paper on the company's CMOx solution for non-volatile solid state memory at the Nikkei Electronics CEATEC Silicon Storage Symposium in Tokyo on Friday.
Chevallier's pape will introduce Unity's memory cell designed into an ultra-dense vertical cross-point architecture that enables the coming "terabit generation" of 3-D resistance change memories, according to Unity.
Unity (Sunnyvale, Calif.) maintains that it is developing CMOx as a non-volatile memory to replace NAND flash. The technology is based on the use of new materials called conductive metal oxides. With the technology, Unity claims to have devised a passive rewritable crosspoint memory array that requires no transistors in a memory cell.
But Unity has struggled since unveiling the technology in 2009, following years in development. The company announced in 2009 that it obtained $22 million in funding. Earlier this year, Unity was reportedly rescued from severe financial hardship by a strategic investment from Micon Technology Inc. Micron declined to comment.