How an Embedded Non-Volatile Memory Can Be a Differentiator

How an Embedded Non-Volatile Memory Can Be a Differentiator
by Kalar Rajendiran on 12-22-2022 at 6:00 am

State of Weebit ReRAM

Embedded memory makes computing applications run faster. In the early days of the semiconductor industry, the desire to utilize large amount of on-chip memory was limited by cost, manufacturing difficulties and technology mismatches between logic and memory circuit implementations. Since then, advancements in semiconductor… Read More


WEBINAR: Flash Memory as a Root of Trust

WEBINAR: Flash Memory as a Root of Trust
by Bernard Murphy on 10-09-2022 at 4:00 pm

secure flash

It should not come as a surprise that the vast majority of IoT devices are insecure. As an indication, one survey estimates that 98% of IoT traffic is unencrypted. It’s not hard to understand why. Many such devices are cost-sensitive, designing security into a product is hard, buyers aren’t prepared to pay a premium for security … Read More


Flash Memory Summit Conference

Flash Memory Summit Conference
by Admin on 05-26-2022 at 4:26 pm

Why Attend Flash Memory Summit?

FMS is the best networking opportunity in the storage industry!

The 2022 conference is expanding beyond flash memory to address all forms of high performance memory. Summit organizers welcome your submissions on a range of memory technologies including NAND Flash, DRAM, MRAM, ReRAM, and DNA storage.… Read More


VLSI Technology Symposium – Imec Alternate 3D NAND Word Line Materials

VLSI Technology Symposium – Imec Alternate 3D NAND Word Line Materials
by Scotten Jones on 07-19-2021 at 6:00 am

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At the 2021 VLSI Technology Symposium, Imec presented on Ruthenium (Ru) and Molybdenum (Mo) as alternate Word Line (WL) materials for 3D NAND Flash “First Demonstration of Ruthenium and Molybdenum Word lines Integrated into 40nm Pitch 3D NAND Memory Devices”. I had an opportunity to interview one of the authors: Maarten Rosmeulen.… Read More


SPI Inspires a New Generation of SOC Designs

SPI Inspires a New Generation of SOC Designs
by Tom Simon on 02-15-2018 at 12:00 pm

When I started dabbling in hardware again for fun using Arduinos about five years ago, it had been a long time since I had played with microprocessor chips. The epiphany for me was seeing how easy it was to load programs onto the onboard flash on something like an Atmel AVR using the SPI interface. My previous experience decades early… Read More


Pushing automotive-grade embedded flash to 28nm

Pushing automotive-grade embedded flash to 28nm
by Don Dingee on 09-02-2016 at 4:00 pm

18 months ago Renesas announced they were prototyping their SG-MONOS eFlash on 28nm, and at the time we said it would be a couple of years before actual product. Yesterday, Renesas revealed their partner in this effort is TSMC – no surprise – and hinted things are moving, with better performance than expected but on a longer qualification… Read More


Pure-play Foundries to Prevail in Future

Pure-play Foundries to Prevail in Future
by Pawan Fangaria on 01-17-2016 at 7:00 am

In a consolidating semiconductor business environment and innovation in semiconductor fabrication already scaling new heights with existing strong players, where do you think the wafer capacity should concentrate? It’s pure-play foundries or pure-play-like foundries, and those who supply high-volume common components… Read More


Evolution of Non Volatile Memory for Sensitive Data

Evolution of Non Volatile Memory for Sensitive Data
by Tom Simon on 12-07-2015 at 12:00 pm

When first interested in computers while I was in junior high school in the early 70’s I remember seeing a core memory board for the first time. It was a seriously large circuit board with a myriad of wires woven across it going through the tiny metal doughnuts that stored the bit values. The computers it went into only had a total of around… Read More


Adding NAND Flash Can Be Tricky

Adding NAND Flash Can Be Tricky
by Tom Simon on 09-01-2015 at 4:00 pm

As consumers, we take NAND flash memory for granted. It has worked its way into a vast array of products. These include USB drives, SD cards, wearables, IoT devices, tablets, phones and increasingly SSD’s for computer systems. From the outside the magic of flash memory seems quite simple, but we have to remember that this is a technology… Read More


Build Low Power IoT Design with Foundation IP at 40nm

Build Low Power IoT Design with Foundation IP at 40nm
by Pawan Fangaria on 07-28-2015 at 12:00 pm

In a power hungry world of semiconductor devices, multiple ways are being devised to budget power from system to transistor level. The success of IoT (Internet of Things) Edge devices specifically depend on lowest power, lowest area, optimal performance, and lowest cost. These devices need to be highly energy efficient for sustained… Read More