All Things Resistive

All Things Resistive
by Christie Marrian on 01-16-2013 at 5:03 am

A quick re-introduction of ReRAM-Forum.com which is dedicated to all things related to resistive RAM, broadly characterized as ReRAM (or RRAM) and CBRAM. The technology is seen as the ‘next generation’ non-volatile memory solution and is being developed by companies large and small for a variety of applications in storage, … Read More


New HP Memristor Material Developments

New HP Memristor Material Developments
by Ed McKernan on 12-12-2012 at 10:00 pm

At the recent NCCAVS Thin Film Users Group meeting in November, HP was on the program in the person of Joshua Yang who gave a materials centric look at the status of the HP ReRAM (Memristor) program. A colleague passed on the informative set of slides presented at the meeting. Being a former process integration team leader, I was immediately… Read More


Interview with David Eggleston on Rambus-Unity CMOx

Interview with David Eggleston on Rambus-Unity CMOx
by Ed McKernan on 11-26-2012 at 11:00 am

by Christie Marrian of ReRAM-Forum.com

Unity Semiconductor is a true veteran in the emerging memory/ReRAM field and was recently acquired by Rambus “one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies”. I must admit to being somewhat surprised by this acquisition when I first heard about it. Was this another example… Read More


Waiting or EUV – Another View on the ReRAM Roadmap

Waiting or EUV – Another View on the ReRAM Roadmap
by Ed McKernan on 11-05-2012 at 9:03 pm

It is ‘Quarterly’ financial report time for many companies and one can occasionally find some interesting snippets in the transcripts of the calls which normally accompany these announcements. For example, SanDisk appear to have an encouraging quarter, reversing sales declines seen through Q1 and Q2. However, what caught … Read More


2nd International RRAM Workshop at Stanford

2nd International RRAM Workshop at Stanford
by Ed McKernan on 10-24-2012 at 5:00 pm

The 2nd International Workshop on Resistive RAM. The workshop was the second installment of an annual series organized by Stanford University and the Belgian research institute Imec. Like most RRAM workshops, this year’s event featured talks focusing on the physics of RRAM devices and their underlying switching mechanism(s).… Read More


ReRAM Cell Modeling and Kinetics

ReRAM Cell Modeling and Kinetics
by Ed McKernan on 10-16-2012 at 8:55 pm

Introducing the first ReRAM-Forum movie!! In part 2 of their recently published papers in the Transactions on Electron Devices of the IEEE, Professor Ielmini’s group describe the modeling of resistive switching in bipolar metal oxide ReRAM. Like part 1, the paper is collaboration with David Gilmer of Sematech who provided the… Read More


Hynix View on New, Emerging Memories

Hynix View on New, Emerging Memories
by Ed McKernan on 10-10-2012 at 11:11 am


The recent (August) flash memory summit in Santa Clara had a session devoted to ReRAM as well as featuring prominently in the keynote address by Sung Wook Park of SK Hynix. The talk includes a summary of NAND’s well known scaling issues along with approaches to 3D NAND. It turns out that they are working on three different technologies:… Read More


ReRAM Cell Switching and Trends

ReRAM Cell Switching and Trends
by Ed McKernan on 10-08-2012 at 11:41 am


Confused by the way a ReRAM cell behaves? Looking for a clear definition of the various terms used? Then check out Blogs at ReRAM-Forum.com. on recent publications appearing in the IEEE journals. The latest Blog discusses a paper published by Professor Daniele Ielmini of the Politecnico di Milano in Italy on the Resistive Switching… Read More


ReRAM/CBRAM at the 2012 IEDM Conference

ReRAM/CBRAM at the 2012 IEDM Conference
by Ed McKernan on 10-02-2012 at 8:10 pm


Time flies! IEDM time is coming up again (this year on the left coast) and the conference program is now on-line. Lots of interest to the ReRAM/CBRAM community. While some trends are emerging (Hafnium Oxide appears to be the material of choice) there are still plenty of other more contentious issues. ReRAM/CBRAM has reached the … Read More


Toshiba’s ReRAM R&D Roadmap

Toshiba’s ReRAM R&D Roadmap
by Ed McKernan on 09-30-2012 at 11:00 pm

Most companies in the memory business have ReRAM on their radar if not their roadmaps. Toshiba have made some bullish comments about the roadmap and chip size for ReRAM at a recent R&D Strategies Update. At face value, the schedule would put Toshiba quite a bit ahead of their competitors. Over at ReRAM-Forum.com, we have done… Read More