Tag Archive: Micron

Feb 18

A or B? Micron’s 2016 Winter Analyst Conference

At last week’s Analyst Conference, Micron’s VP of R&D, Scott DeBoer, provided an update on Micron’s Next Generation Memory Technology. It is 6 months since the 3D Xpoint announcement last July. I was curious….

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Jan 28

3D Xpoint, the other shoe drops (maybe)

At last week’s Semi conference in Half Moon Bay in California, Guy Blalock Co-CEO of IM Flash Technologies (the Intel/Micron memory joint-venture, Blalock is the Micron half of the CEO duo), in what appears to be, frankly, a rather extraordinary talk, let out a few more…

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Oct 03

IEDM Taster

IEDM have issued a taster/teaser of their 2015 technical program along with session details. NVM enthusiasts will be interested in Session 10 on R(e)RAM and Session 3 which features PCRAM and Flash. Session 3….

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Sep 21

Micron’s Memory Roadmap: Summer 2015

It’s that time of year again! The time when Micron’s Summer Analyst Conference (usually) provides an update on the roadmap for their memory technologies….

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Sep 18

The Way Forward

Developing any new technology is expensive, revolutionary technologies even more so. It is expensive to introduce new methods, materials and production techniques etc.. It is not enough just to perfect all these but one has to show the markets a compelling reason (price, performance)…..

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Jul 29

3D XPoint is here… Or next year (maybe)

Things have been rather quiet recently on the next generation memory/storage front, when suddenly, out of the blue, there is a dramatic announcement from the ~10 yr old Micron/Intel NVM collaboration. At a rather spartan 45min press conference/webcast….

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Apr 01

Micron’s Resistive Memory Roadmap

At this year’s ISSCC, there was no update from the Micron/Sony collaboration which had presented a 27nm technology 16Gb Cu CBRAM chip last year. However, there are some tantalizing titbits in their latest (2015) Winter……

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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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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 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 04

ReRAM at SPIE

Following on from the last post on ReRAM related news from the SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference in February, some words on a panel session on ‘Alternative Forms of Scaling’ covering the various 3D approaches to scaling.

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Feb 27

Discover our new Patent Landscape on Emerging Non-Volatile Memories

From Nicolas Baron, Co-founder and CEO, KnowMade, France. The integration limit of flash memories is approaching, and emerging Non-Volatile Memories (eNVM) to replace conventional Flash Memories have been proposed.

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Feb 24

ISSCC 2014

Highlights from this year’s ISSCC conference included more details of the Sony/Micron 16Gb ReRAM chip and Samsung’s 3D NAND (V-NAND) chip both of which have featured in recent Forum blogs. The Sony/Micron chip is more accurately described as

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Dec 09

Samsung Analyst Day

Samsung held an Analyst Day at the beginning of November which I missed at the time. In my defence, I don’t normally keep an eye out for such presentations from Samsung as the previous one was 5 years ago!

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