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Weebit Nano licenses its ReRAM technology to DB HiTek foundry

Israel-based RRAM developer Weebit Nano announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with DB HiTek, a Korean-based foundry (said to be one of the world's top 10 foundries). The commercial agreement includes technology transfer, qualification and licensing.

Weebit crossbar RRAM scheme

 

Under the agreement, DB HiTek has licensed Weebit ReRAM for its customers to integrate as embedded non-volatile memory. Weebit ReRAM technology will be available in DB HiTek’s 130nm Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS (BCD) process, which is used in analog, mixed-signal, and power designs in consumer, industrial and other IoT devices. DB HiTek also has the option to use Weebit ReRAM for other process nodes.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 19,2023

4DS Memory achieved better-than-expected results from latest memory system testing

Australia-based RRAM developer 4DS Memory  announced that it has achieved “significantly better than expected” analysis results from testing of its latest memory system offering known as the Fourth Platform Lot wafer. 4DS says that the notable improvements to the 4Ds Platform Lot technology has been supported by the company’s ongoing collaboration with world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies developer, imec.

Mr Yen said the company has also proven that 4DS Interface Switching ReRAM technology is transferable, while demonstrating a fully functional megabit array with 4DS Interface Switching ReRAM memory cells. Notably, the tests also highlighted consistent read and write speeds equivalent to DRAM and proven endurance in excess of 2 billion cycles at DRAM read and write speed on a megabit array.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 24,2023

Weebit Nano raised $40 million to accelerate the commercialization of its RRAM technology

Israel-based RRAM developer Weebit Nano announced that it has secured $40 million USD in its latest financing round, meant to accelerate the development and commercial roll-out of its ReRAM technology. 

Weebit crossbar RRAM scheme

The fund raising took part through the placements of 12 million new shares to international institutional investors, as well as an oversubscribed share purchase plan (SPP) to existing shareholders.

In early 2023 Weebit taped-out demonstration chips integrating its embedded RRAM module in an advanced 22nm FD-SOI process technology. In November 2022 the company announced that it has received the first silicon wafers from SkyWater Technology, with embedded Weebit RRAM.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 25,2023

Intrinsic Semiconductor Technology raises $8.4 million to bring its RRAM technology to market

UK-based Intrinsic Semiconductor Technologies (Intrinsic) has raised $8.4 million USD to further develop and commercialize its RRAM memory technology. The funding was led by Octopus Ventures, and was supported by existing investors and the UK government.

Intrinsic was spun-off from University College London (UCL) in 2017. The company's main technology is a silicon-oxide based RRAM memory, which is said to be fully air stable and inherently CMOS compatible. The company says its memory devices will be cheaper and easier to produce compared to competitive technologies.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 15,2023

GlobalFoundries acquires CBRAM technology from Renesas Electronics

GlobalFoundries announced that it acquired RRAM technology from Renesas Electronics, for use in chips for home and industrial IoT devices and smart mobile devices.

The RRAM technology originated at Dialog Semiconductor, which Renesas acquired. In 2020, Dialog licensed its CBRAM technology to GlobalFoundries. Dialog's RRAM technology, in turn, was developed by Adesto Technologies which was acquired by Dialog in 2020.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 14,2023

Weebit Nano taped-out its first 22 nm demo RRAM chip

Israel-based RRAM developer Weebit Nano announced that it has taped-out (released to manufacturing) demonstration chips integrating its embedded RRAM module in an advanced 22nm FD-SOI (fully depleted silicon on insulator) process technology.

Weebit packaged RRAM chip photo

The company says that this is its first tape-out in 22 nm, one of the industry’s most common process nodes, and a geometry where embedded flash is not viable. Weebit worked with its development partners CEA-Leti and CEA-List to successfully scale its ReRAM technology down to 22nm.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 05,2023

Hprobe releases a new RRAM testing module to help increase production yields

Hprobe, developer of testing equipment for magnetic devices, announced a new addition to its product line, the RF Pulse Module, the world's first commercially available testing system to both collect statistics of error rate of the memory unit cell and take a deep look into switching dynamics of resistive memories.

Hprobe IBEX WAT H3DM Light photo

Hprobe's IBEX system

Hprobe's new module supports production of Resistive RAM, an also various MRAM memories. The module can be used as a stand-alone system, and it is also compatible for use with the company's IBEX product line.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 03,2022

Infineon to adopt TSMC's embedded RRAM in its next-gen Aurix microcontrollers

Infineon says that its next generation Aurix TC4x microcontrollers will adopt RRAM memory, instead of the traditional embedded flash. The company expects the first samples of such chips to ship to customers before the end of 2023.

TSMC production facility photo

Infineo's next-gen Aurix chips will be produced at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), using its 28nm CMOS process. The company says that RRAM memory will be more energy efficient at 28nm compared to the currently-used embedded flash memories. The RRAM memory will also enable higher disturb immunity and it allows for bit-wise writing without need for erase, which allows for superior performance over embedded flash. The cycling endurance and data retention are comparable with flash.

 

Read the full story Posted: Nov 27,2022

Weebit Nano receives the first RRAM-enabled silicon wafers from SkyWater Technology

Israel-based RRAM developer Weebit Nano announced that it has received the silicon wafers from SkyWater Technology, with embedded Weebit RRAM. The company says this is an important step as its technology is now proven with standard tools and a mature process flow, which makes it easy for customers to dopt its technology.

Weebit packaged RRAM chip photo

The silicon SkyWater RRAM-enabled wafers will be sliced into chips, packaged, and then tested and qualified. The chips, which were manufactured in SkyWater’s 130nm CMOS process, will be used for customer demonstrations, testing and prototyping ahead of commercial orders and volume production, allowing customers to confidently start designing SoCs using these ReRAM modules.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 08,2022

Weebit Nano shows a demo of its RRAM neuromorphic memory at Flash Memory Summit

Israel-based RRAM developer Weebit Nano demonstrated (together with its partner, CEA-Leti) how its RRAM can provide an exciting new solution for artificial intelligence applications using spiking neural networks, at the Flash Memory Summit:

Neuromorphic computing makes it possible to emulate the brain’s natural operation. Using RRAM, this emulation is much more efficient than today’s simulations, consuming orders of magnitude less power, to allow sophisticated AI at a fraction of the power consumed by today’s systems. This is because the ReRAM (RRAM) cell has physical and functional similarities to a biological brain synapse.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 27,2022