Microsemi licenses Crossbar's RRAM IP, to integrate it in its future aerospace and military products

Crossbar logoCrossbar announced that Microsemi, the largest US military and aerospace semiconductor supplier, has signed a licensing agreement which will bring Crossbar's RRAM technology to Microsemi's products.

As part of the agreement, Microsemi and Crossbar will collaborate in the research, development and application of Crossbar’s proprietary ReRAM technology in next generation products from Microsemi.

Crossbar and Mobiveil to support Crossbar's RRAM IP on Mobiveil's solid-state storage IP

Crossbar logoCrossbar announced a partnership with Mobiveil, a supplier of silicon IP, platforms and IP-enabled design services to apply Mobiveil complete PCIe to NVMe set of solid state drive (SSD) IP to support Crossbar's RRAM IP blocks.

Mobiveil and Cross will work together on a new RRAM-based design from Mobiveil’s complete PCIe-to-NVMe set of SSD IP with Crossbar’s RRAM enabling six-million 512B IOPS below 10us latency. Crossbar says that the performance gain will enable RRAM-based SSDs to significantly speed up access to frequently requested information in large data centers.

Crossbar ramps up 40nm RRAM production, signs-up 12 MCU/SoC companies as licensees

In March 2016 Crossbar announced its strategic partnership with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) to co-develop and produce RRAM technologies. In January 2017 Crossbar announced that it started sampling RRAM chips.

In an interesting interview with Electronic Design, Crossbar's Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Business Development, Sylvain Dubois, discloses that Crossbar has started to ramp up production, and has signed a dozen agreements to license its technology to MCU/SoC companies. Crossbar's current developments are targeting embedded ReRAM IPs integrated in MCUs/SoCs for IoT, consumer electronics, artificial intelligence, and industrial applications.

Crossbar starts to sample RRAM chips at SMIC

Crossbar logoIn March 2016 Crossbar announced its strategic partnership with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) to co-develop and produce RRAM technologies. Crossbar now says it started to sample embedded RRAM chips from SMIC.

SMIC, China's largest semiconductor foundry, is using a 40nm process, and Crossbar says that it plans for a 28nm process - and even 10nm or lower down the road. The chip design uses non-conductive amorphous silicon (a-SI) technology. Crossbar's chips can either use a 1T1R architecture (1 transistor per RRAM, which offers the lowest latency and so useful for embedded memory and caching) or 1TnR (which uses up to 2,000 cells per transistor using a crossbar scheme - which makes for higher density chips useful for storage).

Crossbar opens a new office in Shanghai, China

Crossbar logoCrossbar announced the company opened a new office in Shanghai, China. The company hopes the local presence in China will enable them to find new partners and customers.

Crossbar has extensive China-based VC backing and roots (the company's technology was first developed by China-native Prof. Wei D. Lu's team, who is now the chief scientist at Crossbar). Crossbar recently signed a strategic partnership with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) - China's largest semiconductor foundry.

Crossbar signs a strategic partnership with SMIC

Crossbar logoCrossbar announced a strategic partnership with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) - China's largest semiconductor foundry. The two companies agreed to co-develop and produce RRAM technologies.

Crossbar says that as the company enters the licensing phase, it is honored to collaborate with SMIC - which is a major stepping stone towards its RRAM technology commercialization.