Israel-based RRAM developer Weebit Nano announced that it partnered with France-based research institute Leti. Leti and Weebit Nano will work on advanced RRAM devices based on silicon oxide.
As part of that agreement, Weebit will gain access to the advanced facilities of Leti, including an 8,500 square meters semiconductor cleanroom area.
Weebit Nano made its debut on the Australian share market last month, raising $5 million and trading under the ticker ASX:WBT. Weebit, based in Israel, is commercializing technology originally developed at Rice University. The company is currently negotiating with "major semiconductor manufacturers" regarding joint venture development and expects to show a commercially viable product within 18 months, and hopes to get its products on the market by 2020.
In January 2016 Weebit announced a "significant breakthrough" in its nano-porous silicon-oxide (SiOx) RRAM memory devices development. Weebit has managed to scale down its device filament (the conductive path that either allows a current to flow or not) to a sub-5nm scale, without any deterioration of performance reliability.