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CrossBar sees RRAM used for FTP and OTP memory applications

CrossBar says that its partners are now starting to use its RRAM memory technology for few-time programmable (FTP) and one-time-programmable (OTP) NVM applications. This is in addition to CrossBar's "traditional" MTP non-volatile memory and PUF security applications.

CrossBar says that this new applications demand can be met with its current technology, but the company also offers to optimize its RRAM for FTP and OTP applications, which will significantly increase memory density and reduce the cost.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 24,2021

CrossBar announces ReRAM based PUF cryptographic key technology

RRAM developer CrossBar announced (in July 2021) a new application of its RRAM technology for use as a physical unclonable function (PUF) in order to generate cryptographic keys in secure computing applications.

CrossBar's RRAM has been historically utilized as non-volatile semiconductor memory, but it is now being introduced for use in hardware security. The company says its solution can enable a more secure and cost-effective class of devices and systems.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 28,2021

New AI consortium to adopt RRAM and accelerated AI hardware to deliver accelerated power saving AI platforms and standards

A new AI consortium was announced that aims to deliver a vastly accelerated, power-saving AI platform and standard that enables new AI-rich capability for edge computing, gateways, cloud and data centers. The idea is to combine advanced acceleration hardware, resistive memory (RRAM) and optimized neural networks to create "ready-made, power-efficient solutions with unsupervised learning and event recognition capability".

Read the full story Posted: Feb 20,2019

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

Crossbar 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.

Read the full story Posted: May 29,2018

Crossbar starts to sample RRAM chips at SMIC

In 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).

Read the full story Posted: Jan 22,2017