SK Hynix has denied the truth of a report published by the Bloomberg news agency in June 2013 that said the company would not be able to deliver novel non-volatile memory types until 2015.
The report, which quoted a company executive, was vague about the non-volatile memory types in question, but said Hewlett-Packard and IBM could be the first customers for the memories. The report also quoted the executive saying that delivery would only take place if and when production of the memories becomes cost competitive.
A spokesperson for SK Hynix, writing in email to EE Times, confirmed the denial but said: "The company cannot provide any official time period or a comment for the new types of memory product."
SK Hynix has numerous memory research collaborations going on, some of which were expected to be ready for commercialization relatively soon.
SK Hynix has been working with Hewlett-Packard Co. on a non-volatile memory called a memristor, which appears to be essentially the same as what other companies call resistive RAM of ReRAM. In 2012 HP fellow Stan Williams said that the research would be ready for commercialization from the end of 2013, but he also acknowledged at that time that any launch would need to be done carefully to avoid cannibalizing the existing market for flash memory.
In separate collaborations SK Hynix is working with IBM on phase-change memory and with Toshiba on spin-transfer torque magneto-resistance RAMs.