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Resistive RAM is a non-volatile computer memory that uses materials that change their resistance - or memristors. RRAM is still in its early stages, but it may enable fast, efficient and small memory chips

Recent RRAM News

sureCore and Intrinsic collaborate to bring embedded RRAM to market

IC designer sureCore announced an agreement with UK-based RRAM developer Intrinsic to bring high-performance embedded RRAM to market. The two companies will deliver commercial memory solutions using sureCore’s patented memory architectures and Intrinsic’s novel RRAM cell.

Using a combination of Intrinsic’s CMOS compatible technology and sureCore’s high-performance, low power memory architectures will enable an accelerated development process and delivery of this new embedded non-volatile memory to be realised.

RRAM developer Intrinsic raises $1.85 million

UK-based RRAM developer Intrinsic Semiconductor Technologies (Intrinsic) announced it closed a $1.85 million seed funding round, led by investors UCL Technology Fund and IP Group plc. The company will use the funds to develop prototypes of its RRAM memory devices on 300 mm silicon wafers in collaboration with imec.

Intrinsic was spun-off from the University College London (UCL) in 2017. The UCL Technology Fund is now supporting this next stage in the company's life.

Weebit Nano raises a further $12 million AUD to accelerate its R&D and commercialization

Israel-based RRAM developer Weebit Nano announced it has raised $12 million AUD in its recent placement. The company says that its new funds will enable it to accelerate its commercialisation initiatives, including strengthening its technology, engineering and sales teams and increasing marketing activities in the embedded memory market. A non-underwritten share purchase plan to raise up to $3 million will be offered to eligible shareholders on the same terms as the Placement.

Weebit packaged RRAM chip photo

Weebit says it remains on track to achieve its first commercial agreement by mid-2021. Weebit Nano will also be able to accelerate the next phase of standalone memory development across both the technical and commercial aspects to fast track deployment, whilst also developing the next generation of its neuromorphic demo.

Researchers use graphene to enhance perovskite memristor devices

Researchers from the University of Groningen combined graphene with a perovskite ferroelectric material to design a new memristor device.

Graphene and perovskite ferroelectric memristor design (University of Groningen)

In the device, a graphene strip was placed on top of a flake of STO (strontium titanium oxide perovskite). The graphene strip addition enabled the usage of the STO material at higher temperatures than before. This research creates new insights into the adoption of STO materials in memristor devices.

Dialog Semi to license its CBRAM memory technology to GlobalFoundries

Dialog Semiconductor announced that it has has entered into an agreement with GlobalFoundries in which Dialog licenses its Conductive Bridging RAM (CBRAM) technology to GF. Dialog's RRAM technology was pioneered by Adesto Technologies which was recently acquired by Dialog Semiconductor in 2020.

GF will first offer Dialog’s CBRAM as an embedded, non-volatile memory (NVM) option on its 22FDX platform, with the plan to extend to other platforms. Dialog’s proprietary and production proven CBRAM technology is a low power NVM solution designed to enable a range of applications from IoT and 5G connectivity to artificial intelligence (AI).

TSMC expects first customer RRAM tapeouts in H2 2020

TSMC is developing RRAM technologies for several years, and the company first hoped to introduce its first embedded RRAM in 2019. This did not happen, but the company says it is now on track for first customer tape-outs in the second half of 2020.

TSMC will offer RRAM on its 40nm and 22nm manufacturing processes.