Tag Archive: SanDisk

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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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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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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Mar 20

SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference

The SPIE Litho conference every February is one of the things I really miss being located this side of the Pond. I used to attend regularly starting when it was held at the San Jose Fairmont. I was involved in running one of the sub conferences and participated in various sessions and panels. The great …

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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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Nov 07

NCCAVS Advanced Memory Meeting: Full Program

NCCAVS Thin Film Users Group Advanced Memory Meeting Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013

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Oct 15

Updating the Roadmap

While talking to David Eggleston, Principal, Intuitive Cognition Consulting* about the future of ReRAM/CBRAM, he pointed me to an interesting session at the latest Flash Memory Summit on ‘Flash below 20nm’. In the session, Applied Materials, SK hynix, Micron and SanDisk

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Sep 11

3D and the Flash Memory Summit

Samsung VNAND

I had an interesting chat with David Eggleston, Principal, Intuitive Cognition Consulting*, about last month’s Flash Memory Summit (FMS) in Santa Clara, CA. Dave organized

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Mar 14

Intermolecular

While doing due diligence on the recent ISSCC posts, I came across mention of Toshiba/SanDisk’s development partner, Intermolecular (IM), based in San Jose, CA. (It just so happens that several former colleagues are currently working at IM as the Silicon Valley job cycle takes another turn). As I mentioned in a Blog on the Stanford …

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Mar 05

ISSCC 2013 Revisited

issccReRAM

It’s already being referred to as simply “Paper 12.1” from this year’s 60th edition of the ISSCC in San Francisco. Paper 12.1 is of course the Toshiba/SanDisk paper describing a bilayer 32Gbit ReRAM chip. Unfortunately I was not at the conference. A few details of the paper have emerged and some colleagues have been kind …

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