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Micron ships phase-change memory for Nokia phones

12/12/2012 11:09 AM EST
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resistion   12/12/2012 2:29:38 PM
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RESET current around 150 uA, even at 22 nm will be stuck around 100 uA.

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krisi   12/12/2012 3:53:48 PM
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Very impressive achievement for Micron...I remember heated discussions just few years ago whether phase change memory will ever make it...I guess it did!

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rbtbob   12/12/2012 4:19:10 PM
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Stan Ovshinsky died on October 17th 2012. Energy Conversion Devices is at the tail-end of bankruptcy liquidation. Micron is buying the 1/3 of Ovonyx that ECD owned for 12 million. NOW Micron is producing PCM at a good pace. Dag-nabbit! I had missed Ron NEale's two articles on crystal electrodes that are linked in the "related information" box. (top-right) He seems to be learning more about the peculiar mechanisms in play. Micron's recent patents indicate that they are now a powerhouse in R&D. The world will benefit greatly from the fruits of their research. I do not expect Intel to let Micron run loose for much longer. Time will tell eh?

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resistion   12/12/2012 4:59:58 PM
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The so-called PCM is not in their spec.

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resistion   12/13/2012 1:06:05 AM
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Nokia Asha has more ROM than RAM, strange way to use PCM (not even mentioned still).

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greenpattern   2/7/2013 8:11:47 AM
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Not strange no PCM phones yet. Consuming more energy in shorter time means higher power consumption.

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Solster   12/13/2012 4:26:25 PM
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Hmm, Nokia must be out of their mind - paying their hard earned (and shall we say - scarce) cash for a technology that according to many forum-posters' (no less important and knowledeable people than that!) perceptions of strangeness :) /end sarcasm

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resistion   12/13/2012 10:57:56 PM
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If it is used merely as bootup ROM, worth a laugh.

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krisi   12/13/2012 4:37:54 PM
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here is the link to Micron's web site describing PCM http://www.micron.com/products/phase-change-memory

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resistion   12/14/2012 6:08:22 AM
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Thanks for the link. Only 90 nm 128 Mb available. Any 45 nm Gb must be sampling.

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rbtbob   12/16/2012 5:05:40 PM
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The description of what Nokia is getting from Micron is linked on the top-right of the page that inlewski provided: http://www.micron.com/products/multichip-packages/pcm-based-mcp

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resistion   2/5/2013 3:34:05 PM
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DRAM backup? Necessary? Why not direct access?

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greenpattern   2/6/2013 4:54:08 PM
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Going from 90 nm to 45 nm endurance went from 1 million cycles to 100 K cycles. Not good.

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resistion   2/7/2013 6:27:38 AM
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Mid-Nov 2012, no PCM shipped to Nokia, but Asha 311 released already Aug 2012? From 11-15-2012: "Bader said that Micron will ship tens of millions of units of 1-Gbit PCM in 2012 in 45-nm process in its leading-edge component, which combines a 1-Gbit PCM die with a 512-Mbit SDRAM and provides a LPDDR2 interface."

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resistion   2/7/2013 7:02:03 AM
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Original source: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4401477/Electronica--Micron-memory-to-skip-a-node

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