Mar 23

News: EUVL & 3D-NAND

deadline, what deadline

February always features two conferences important to the Semiconductor Manufacturing World: The SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference and ISSCC, EUV Lithography featured prominently at the former and an update on Samsung’s 3D-NAND was presented at the latter.

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Feb 10

Forecasting and Filaments

A couple of items have come my way recently. First Yole have just released a new technology and market analysis dedicated to the Emerging Non Volatile Memory. Second a paper entitled ‘Evolution of conductive filament and ….’ by a group from the…, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing has just appeared in Nature’s online scientific reports.

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Feb 05

Part 2 of the Crystal Ball

In part 1, I gazed into the smaller company crystal ball gathering dust in my office. This time, I’ve dusted the larger version…. In terms of the memory manufacturers, 2014 was notable for the silence from…….

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Jan 22

Patent Alert: US8861258

A recent patent granted to SanDisk describes a Set/reset algorithm which detects and repairs weak cells in resistive-switching memory device”. One of the inventors was kind enough to alert me to this and describes the importance as follows:

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Jan 15

Crystal Ball Gazing (again) Part 1 (of 2 maybe)

It’s that time of year again! However, this year a little differently…. Why? Well on revisiting last year’s edition of this post, I was struck how the only successful ‘predictions’ were of the negative variety (suggestion that something that wouldn’t happen) whereas most of those that were ‘positive’ (suggested something that would happen) were wide of the mark.

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Jan 06

Samsung 3D-NAND aka VNAND

Samsung were well ahead of their competitors in the mass memory market when they announced the volume manufacturing of 3D-NAND (VNAND) chips. Some excellent descriptions of this technology notably by Andy Walker of Schilitron Inc have appeared here on the Forum and elsewhere. Initially, there was a certain amount of skepticism….

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Dec 31

Meetings of Interest to the ReRAM/CBRAM Community

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Latest Update, 12/15: FMS 2015, VLSI 2015, IMW 2015, ISSCC 2015 dates
If you are aware of an upcoming meeting or conference, please post a comment or contact the moderator.

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Dec 19

Access/Select Devices at IEDM

It’s IEDM week and from my position on the other side of the Pond (i.e. I’m not at the conference), it’s clear that interest in ReRAM and CBRAM continues. However, this year there are more papers focussing on the access device suitable for use in next generation memory. This actually makes a lot of sense because…..

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Jul 30

Flash Memory Summit

Three sessions that caught my eye when perusing the program for FMS taking place next week at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. I particular like the new take on TINA from Dr. Tsutsui of Sony.

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Jul 29

Sterilization‐Tolerant CBRAM Memory

Medical devices usually have to be sterilized before they can be utilized. This is typically achieved by exposure to high levels of radiation and temperature. Electronic memory has always been a problem in such devices as the data

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Jul 01

Millionth, MegaBytes and Machine

News from HP, Crossbar and Adesto Technologies who have just announced the shipment of their millionth CBRAM product. Quite a milestone for a next generation technology product.

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May 28

Patent Landscape by Blaise Mouttet

Blaise Mouttet is an interesting guy who runs a nanotech blog focused on IP  including ReRAM. He has just updated his study on US patents related to Resistance Switching Materials and Devices.

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May 14

Embedded NVM for IoT will lead the way with standalone memory to follow

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from Lucian Shifren, Principal Engineer, ARM Inc. While many options exist to extend the roadmap for standalone FLASH (such as vertical FLASH), embedded FLASH has a much shorter runway. While standalone FLASH can be optimized for memory function, embedded FLASH needs

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May 12

Updated(!) News Update: Intermolecular, Nanoimprint and Adesto

Update At Intermolecular’s Q1 2014 conference call. more details emerged about IMI’s semiconductor related activity. Q1 was obviously tough as CDP’s with ATMI and Global Foundries as well as SanDisk/Toshiba ended and precipitated an 18% head count reduction. Ouch…. The Micron program, however continues and with Dave Lazovsky, IMI President and CEO stating “Micron’s first …

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Apr 29

An Interview with Andy Walker

Andy Walker is Founder and President of Schiltron Corporation, Mountain View, California. Please tell us a little about Schiltron Corporation? Schiltron Corporation is a Silicon Valley startup funded to investigate options for 3D

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