Strategic Elements achieved significant technical improvements in its Memroy Ink fabrication technology

Strategic Elements announced that it has achieved significant technical improvements in its Nanocube Memory Ink technology at the University of New South wales (UNSW). The company is now incorporating these advancements into a transparent demonstrator that will be ready by Q3 2019.

Strategic Elements memory ink photo

SER says that it has developed new fabrication methods for its memory ink and its production onto plastics. SER has filed patents for these methods.

Applied Materials unveils new high-volume 300mm RRAM manufacturing system

Applied Materials unveiled new high-volume manufacturing solutions for next-generation memories - Including MRAM, PCRAM and RRAM. The Endura platform integrates multiple materials engineering technologies along with on-board metrology to create new films and structures.

Applied Materials Endura Impulse PVD System image

Applied’s Endura Impulse PVD platform for PCRAM and ReRAM production includes up to nine process chambers integrated under vacuum along with on-board metrology to allow the precise deposition and control of the multi-component materials for these emerging memories.

Researchers use ALD coating tech to successfully deposit RRAM functional layers

Researchers at Moscow's Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) developed a method of depositing the functional layers of an RRAM memory cell using high quality ALD coating. The researchers report that ALD enables a controllable growth of oxygen deficient oxides.

The MIPT researchers used production-proven ALD equipment made by Picosun. The researchers now want to see whether the ALD process can be scaled to an industrial-scale production process.

Samsung will be ready soon with RRAM chips

Samsung logoSamsung's semiconductor chief Kim Ki-nam says that Samsung is developing next-generation memory technologies, such as MRAM and RRAM. According to Kim "Samsung will commercialize MRAMs and ReRAMs according to our own schedule. We are on our way and will be ready soon"

Samsung targets MRAM as an update to DRAM memory, while RRAM will be used as a storage memory to replace NAND.