MRAM research (IP) company

NVMEngines

NVMEngines, based in the US, is an early stage company that plans to develop low-density embedded STT-MRAM IP for the IoT, micro-controller and automotive markets.

NVMEngines' first target is to develop the IP for 28nm processes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spin Transfer Technologies

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

In 2016 STT produced 20nm OST-MRAM MTJs, and is preparing to start delivering samples to select customers. In 2015 STT raised $70 million (in addition to $36 million raised in 2012). Back in October 2008 we have interviewed Vincent Chun, who was then the executive in charge at STT.

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.

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.