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).

DB HiTek licenses Adesto's CBRAM technology for 180nm

Adesto Technologies announced that DB HiTek (formerly known as Dongbu HiTek) has licensed its RRAM (CBRAM) memory technology. DB HiTek will use Adesto's RRAM as its embedded non-volatile memory for IoT and other ultra-low power customer designs.

DB HiTek is a South Korea based analog and mixed-signal foundry, and it will use Adesto's technology at 180nm. DB HiTek says that Adesto's CBRAM operates at lower voltages, consumes less power and requires fewer processing steps compared to conventional embedded flash technologies.

Adesto, HLMC and Crocus Nano Electronics to co-develop new devices based on Adesto's RRAM memory technology

Adesto, Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Corporation (HLMC) and Crocus Nano Electronics (CNE) announced a collaboration to develop new RFID and microcontrollers products based on Adesto's RRAM memory technology (CBRAM).

The three companies say that the combination of RRAM with HLMC's 55nm ultra-low-power front-end process and CNE's 300 mm back-end processing will enable cost-effective embedded and standalone RRAM devices.

Teledyne HiRel Electronics adopts Adesto's CBRAM memory technology

Adesto Technologies announced that Teledyne HiRel Electronics will use Adesto's resistive RAM (CBRAM) memory technology for use in its high-performance, high-reliability semiconductor solutions. Teledyne already offers Adesto's CBRAM chips in 32KB, 64KB, 238KB and 512 KB densities. The company says that these chips offer 100K write cycle endurance and data retention of greater than 40 years at 125°C.

Teledyne HiRel Electronics markets its products into civil aerospace, industrial, medical, defense, scientific and space applications, and the company says that the CBRAM memory offers unique advantages to high-reliability applications as it is highly efficient and resistant to the effects of radiation.

Adesto launches a new range of secure RRAM chips for IoT applications

Adesto Technologies announced a new family of ultra-low power serial EEPROM memory based on its CBRAM RRAM technology aimed towards IoT devices. The Mavriq DS (which stands for Digital Security) offers low-power operation, excellent endurance and special security features.

Adesto says that its new chips performs read and write operations with 4x less power than competitive solutions, and, in ultra-deep power down mode, uses as much as 50x less power. DS devices can automatically enter the ultra-deep power down mode following write operations, reducing controller operations and overall system energy. The mavriq DS supports over 100,000 write cycles across the full temperature and voltage range.

Adesto expects initial RRAM orders in 2016, significant ones in 2017

During the company's recent conference call, Adesto Technologies's CEO said that the company continues to see a large number of customers sampling Adesto's Mavriq RRAM product. Adesto is confident that it will receive initial orders in 2016, with significant revenues from this product family in 2017.

Adesto CBRAM chips

Adesto recently announced a second CBRAM product family, the Moneta. Adesto is now sampling these chips with customers and expect to start shipping it in 2017.

Adesto to produce 45-nm CBRAM chips at TPSCo's Japan fab

Adesto logoAdesto Technologies announced that it will start producing 45nm CBRAM chips at TPSCo (TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Company) Japan's 300mm Hokuriku fab. Adesto says that producing at 45nm will enable them to expand their offering and develop new chips that consume even less power than today's CBRAM chips.

Today Adesto manufactures CBRAM chips using a 130nm process at Altis Semiconductor. Adesto estimates that it will take about 2 years to ramp up CBRAM technologies at TPSCo's fab.

Adesto introduces new ultra low-power CBRAM chips

Adesto Technologies introduced a new CBRAM (a type of RRAM memory) chip family, called the Moneta. These are ultra-low power memory solutions, designed to reduce overall system energy use in connected devices.

Adesto CBRAM chips

Moneta chips perform read and write operations at 50-100x lower power than competitive solutions. The company is now shipping samples in four densities: 32Kbit, 64Kbit, 128Kbit, and 256Kbit.