Phison Electronics to add native support for Everspin's 1-Gb STT-MRAM in its next-gen SSD controller lineup

Everspin Technologies announced that Phison Electronics Corp. will provide native support for Everpsin's 1 Gb STT-MRAM memory in its next generation enterprise SSD controller lineup. Everspin says that its MRAM technology, added to Phison's controllers, will enable storage system designers to increase the reliability and performance of systems where high-performance data persistence is critical. MRAM will enable protection against power loss without the use of batteries or supercapacitors.

Phison Electronics ships over 600 million NAND flash controllers annually.

The 2019 MRAM Developer Day will feature 1Gb MRAM parts and AI Applications

The 2019 MRAM Developer Day will be held on August 5th at the Santa Clara Convention Center (co-located
with Flash Memory Summit), and will center around Everspin's 1Gb MRAM part now in production.

Everspin 1Gb STT-MRAM chip photo

Keynotes from Everspin, Tokyo Electron, and Applied Materials will focus on MRAM as a disruptive technology and on new manufacturing tools and processes for STT-MRAM. Plenary sessions will cover the current state of MRAM technology and MRAM markets and future trends through 2025, while breakout sessions will cover applications briefs, embedded MRAM, development, and AI applications.

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

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

Applied Materials Endura Clover MRAM PVD system photo

Applied’s new Endura Clover MRAM PVD platform is made up of nine unique wafer processing chambers all integrated in pristine, high-vacuum conditions. Applied says that this is the industry's first 300-millimeter MRAM system for high-volume manufacturing capable of individually depositing up to five different materials per chamber. The Clover MRAM PVD platform includes on-board metrology that measures and monitors the thickness of the MRAM layers with sub-angstrom sensitivity as they are created to ensure atomic-level uniformity.

Analysts expect MRAM revenues to grow 170X by 2029 to reach $4 billion

A new market report by Objective Analysis and Coughlin Associates expects that stand-alone MRAM and STT-MRAM revenues will grow 170X from 2018 to 2029, reaching almost $4 billion in revenues. The growth of next-generation memory technologies will be mainly driven by displacing today’s less efficient memory technologies like NOR flash and SRAM.

MRAM capacity shipments forecast (2017-2029, Coughlin)The analysts expect many memory technologies, including DRAM, 3D Xpoint and NAND to grow in the coming years, but the most stellar growth will be of MRAM memories. Shipments in terms of capacity are expected to grow from around 0.1 Petabytes in 2019 to almost 1 million Petabytes by 2029.