Panasonic Japan prepares to release ReRam Nonvolatile Memory with Microprocessor Evaluation Kit

Panasonic Japan has a press release out detailing the availability of a microprocessor kit for evaluation that integrates a reram nonvolatile memory chip with a microcomputer. Are transputers back? Panasonic hopes to make the starter kits available for evaluation by May. They will “[…] make a direct connection to the USB port of your PC, […]

Hafnium Oxide RRAM, and others, at the 2012 VLSI Symposia

Let the claims begin! Memory papers will be in abundance at this years IEEE Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits. IMEC (the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre out of Leuven, Belgium) has started it off with a summary of what will be presenting on hafnium oxide and other alternatives for formulation of ReRAM. One paper of interest […]

IEEE Journal Special Issue: Memristors: Devices, Models and Applications

The June 2012, Vol. 100, Issue 6 of the Proceedings of the IEEE will have a special issue devoted to “Memristors: Devices, Models and Applications”. An overview of what will be available, and links to the early access, are below: The Fourth Element – Leon O. Chua   Port-Hamiltonian Formulation of Systems With Memory –┬áD. […]

Elpida enters reRam production fray: 30nm DRAM competitor by 2013

Elpida Memory Inc. has produced a ReRam [nonvolatile resistance memory, a DRAM/flash memory competitor] prototype on 50nm at a 64-Mbits capacity, with 10ns write cycles, and 1 million read-write endurance cycles. The substrate material is undisclosed: The prototype was jointly developed with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), a Japanese-funded public institution. […]

Intel hits 20nm Flash Storage SSD Milestone

Intel and Micron announced today they have hit the 20nm Flash MLC NAND target. Last months Toshiba milestone of 24nm NAND flash now has competition. Its being reported that Intel and Micron are sending out samples of 20nm NAND flash, at 2 bits per cell, in 8GB die area sizes of 118mm to selected customers: […]

Ultrafast Exchange Interaction hinted at in Ferromagnetic and Antiferromagnetic Spin Reversal

A paper titled “Transient ferromagnetic-like state mediating ultrafast reversal of antiferromagnetically coupled spins”, submitted last September, has finally made it into Nature Letters, and shows some promise for increasing the reach of spin computing speed, particular to the exchange interaction between Gadolinium, Cobalt, and Iron: …We use the element-specific technique X-ray magnetic circular dichroism to […]