CNE focuses on emerging technology and devices, including non-volatile memories, magnetic sensors, bio-electronic sensors, integrated passive devices, wafer level magnetics and highly engineered semiconductor wafer processing. CNE has its own STT-MRAM project with plans to offer embedded STT-MRAM solutions.
Cobham (formerly Aeroflex microelectronic solutions) designs and produces high-reliability ICs, components and systems for several markets including the aerospace and defense ones.
California-based Avalanche Technology is a start up company founded in 2006 to develop patented Spin Programmable perpendicular STT-MRAM (SPMEM) memory that uses a revolutionary proprietary spin current and voltage switching technology that enables lower write current, smaller cell size, higher density and excellent scalability.
Avalanche Technology currently offers STT-MRAM chips up to 64Mb in size, in both discrete and embedded form.
Avalanche started to sample 32Mb and 64Mb STT-MRAM chips in 2015. In February 2016 the company raised $23 million, adding to the $30 million raised in 2012. In October 2016 Avalanche announced a collaboration with Sony Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation to start volume pMTJ STT-MRAM production on 300mm wafers by early 2017.
The NEC Group focuses on two core areas of business: integrated IT / network solutions and semiconductor.
NEC has been developing MRAM technologies for a long time, collaborating with both TMSC and Toshiba. NEC are also working on perpendicular MRAM. NEC planned to commercialize pMTJ-based MRAM chips by 2010, but that plan did not materialize.
EverSpin was spun-off from Freescale in 2008 to handle its MRAM business. Since 2008 Everspin shipped more than 60 million MRAM Chips (discrete and embedded) into data centers, cloud storage, energy, industrial, automotive, consumer, and transportation markets.
Intel is the world largest chip maker, and also manufactures networking, memory and communications products.
Intel is researching several next-generation memory technologies including MRAM memory, although it currently seems focused on its 3D XPoint memory.
Samsung is a large Korean conglomerate focusing on electronics, displays (both LCDs and OLEDs) and semiconductors. Samsung is a leading memory producer and is researching several next-generation memory technologies, including RRAM and MRAM.
Honeywell International is a diversified technology and manufacturing company, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials.
Honeywell is producing and offering MRAM chips, up to 64Mbit. Honewell licensed its MRAM technology from NVE. Honeywell’s MRAM devices were designed from the ground-up for the radiation and space environments.
Renesas, established in 2003 by Mitsubishi and Hitachi, develops and manufactures system LSIs and memory products.