GigaDevice Inc., a memory-chip company based in Beijing, China, has formed a consortium with the Institute of Microelectronics of Tsinghua University (IMETU) to undertake research into non-volatile memory.
The creation of the Consortium of Advanced NVM Memory Research Center was announced by Shaojun Wei, director of IMETU and Yiming Zhu, chairman of GigaDevices. The two men expressed the hope that the center would make a great contribution to China's memory industry.
GigaDevices, founded in 2005, is a fabless chip company that provides a variety of NOR and NAND flash memory devices. The company offers SPI NOR flash, SPI NAND flash, SRAM, and ROM memory components. It recently launched a Cortex-M3 based ARM microcontroller with embedded flash memory.