Research companies

MRAM research (IP) company

Power Spin

Power Spin was established in 2018 as a spin-off from Tohoku University, with an aim of commercializing its spintronics and MRAM technologies. 

Power Spin is offering several services, including design services for STT-MRAM and IoT devices and AI chips based on spintronics and CMOS hybrid technology, MRAM prototyping services, IP licensing, and consultations.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 07,2024

Numem

Numem logoNumem (previously NVMEngines) is a US-based early stage company that develops high-performance, low-power embedded STT-MRAM IP cores for the IoT, micro-controller and automotive markets. Numem says its memory enables a 2-3x smaller memory area and 20x to 50x lower standby power compared to SRAM.

The company also develops design automation tools to optimize Power/Performance/Area (applicable for MRAM and ReRAM technologies). 

Read the full story Posted: Aug 19,2016

Imec

Imec is a Belgium-based nanoelectronics research institute with over 2,000 employees and R&D teams in Belgium, Holland, china, Taiwan and India.

One of Imec's research programs is focused on emerging memory technologies. Imec performs STT-MRAM research in collaboration with Tokyo Electron and Canon and have a complete 300-mm STT-MRAM dedicated processing capability.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 13,2012

Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a multi-national company based in Japan that offers technology solutions and electronic devices.

Fujitsu has an active STT-MRAM research program - lead by their Fujitsu Laboratories subsidiary. The company did not release any MRAM updates since 2010.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 19,2011

Toshiba

Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products. Toshiba has an active MRAM research program, focusing on Perpendicular STT-RAM.

Toshiba reported several advances, and in 2015 presented a highly-efficient test chip.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 29,2009

Avalanche Technology

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.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 08,2009

EverSpin

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.

Everspin currently produces MRAM and STT-MRAM chips ranging from 128K to 256Mbit, and will soon launch 1 Gbit STT-MRAM chips. Everspin offers Toggle-MRAM, STT-MRAM and pMTJ STT-MRAM chips.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 09,2008

Spin Memory

Spin Memory logoSpin Memory (previously Spin Transfer Technologies), established by established by NYU and Allied Minds, is developing STT-MRAM devices based on its Orthogonal Spin Transfer MRAM (OST-MRAM) technology.

In November 2018 Spin Memory licensed its Endurance Engine MRAM technology to Arm. In 2016 Spin Memory produced 20nm OST-MRAM MTJs, and said it is preparing to start delivering samples to select customers. In 2015 the company raised $70 million (in addition to $36 million raised in 2012) and in November 2018 the company announced its $52 million Series B funding round.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 16,2007

Honeywell

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.

 
Read the full story Posted: Sep 03,2006

Northern lights

Northern Lights Semiconductor Corporation was established in 2003 in the US to design and manufacture high-density EMRAM (ElectroMagnetoresistive RAM) chips.

NLSC developed a family of parallel and serial standalone EMRAM devices and reported on customers in a variety of industries and markets including computer, computer peripheral, communication, consumer and industrial markets. The company did not post any update since 2005 and it is not clear if it is still in business.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 29,2006