February 2016

Everspin launches new MRAM chips for the automotive market

Everspin launched two new MRAM chips for the automotive market. The first chip is a 16Mb one, that can operate in a wide temperature range (-40 to 125 Celsius) and comes in both x8 and x16 IO configurations. The new chip features fast 45 ns read and write cycle times in a parallel asynchronous SRAM-like interface.

The second chip is a 128Kb SPI MRAM in both the Grade 1 and Grade 3 (-40C to 105 Celsius) ranges. This serial interface MRAM fits in a low pin count DFN package with 8 pins.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 20,2016

Spin Transfer Technologies produced working 60-nm STT-MRAM prototypes

Spin Transfer Technologies (STT) has successfully produced a working prototype STT-MRAM device. The company's advanced prototyping magnetics processing line at its facility in Fremont, California, is now fully operational.

STT's prototypes incorporate proprietary, performance-enhancing ‘spin-filtering’ technology, and were fabricated on industry standard CMOS wafers sourced from a high volume Asian foundry supplier. The prototypes are based on 60-nm perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction devices

Read the full story Posted: Feb 04,2016

STT-MRAM maker Avalanche Technology raised $23 million

STT-MRAM developer Avalanche Technology raised $23 million from Thomvest Ventures, Vulcan Capital, Rogers Venture Partners, and VTB Capital. The company also has a substantial debt facility in place with Horizon Technology Finance.

Avalanche say that they are now bringing their Spin-Programmable STT-MRAM (SPMEM) discrete products to Tier-1 OEMS and licensing their embedded solutions (AvRAM) to strategic partners. The company previous financing round was announced in July 2012.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 03,2016