Micromem (OTCMKTS:MMTIF) develops magnetic-based sensors, based on spintronics technologies. The company used to develop MRAM devices, but it seems that it is not entirely focused on its sensors business.
MicroSense (previously known as ADE Technologies) designs precision capacitive position sensors and vibrating sample magnetometers for magnetic measurement.
For the MRAM market, MicoSense offers the Polar Kerr System which provides 300-mm non-contact magnetic property metrology system for perpendicular MRAM. The system utilizes the polar Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect (MOKE) to characterize the magnetic properties of multi-layer wafers used in the development and manufacturing of perpendicular MRAM.
MRAM-Info, launched in 2004 and based in Israel, is a knowledge hub and web publication focused on MRAM technologies.
MRAM-Info provides news, resources and services to the MRAM industry and is considered to be the leading MRAM publication.
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.
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.
NVE (NASDAQ:NVEC) is a US-based company that develops spintronics devices. NVE is mostly focused on spintronics-based sensors and couplers, but is also developing MRAM technology.
NVE licensed its technology to Motorola, but has no current claims on Everspin's MRAM tech. The company is currently developing anti-tamper MRAM technologies.
Qualcomm, based in the US, is a global semiconductor company that offers digital wireless telecommunications products and services.
Qualcomm has been researching MRAM since 2010 at least, but not much is known about the company's MRAM program. In January 2013 Qualcomm and Belgium's Imec research center announced an agreement to jointly develop MRAM technologies.
QuantumWise is a provider of software solutions for development of nanotechnology. QuantumWise bought the assets of Atomistix after it went bankrupt in January 2009. The company is working in close collaboration with the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institute of Copenhagen University.
QuantumWise is offering a system of integrated software modules that can accurately calculate properties associated with electron distribution and transport. The software can accurately simulate experiments with spin-dependent transport, as encountered in Tunneling Magnetoresistance (TMR) technologies and Magnetic Nanowires. The software is called "Atomistix Toolkit" (or ATK).
US-based Rambus was established in 1990 as a technology licensing company, famous for its IP on DDR-SDRAM memory. Besides memory systems, the company is also developing security solutions, mobile media integration platforms, LED lighting products and more.
Renesas, established in 2003 by Mitsubishi and Hitachi, develops and manufactures system LSIs and memory products.
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.
Seagate is one of the world's leading Hard-Disk makers.
In 2008 Seagate's CEO said that the company is developing a next-generation memory technology - something similar to MRAM or Phase-Change memory.
Singulus technologies (ETR:SNG) is a German-based company that focuses on manufacturing equipment for optical discs. Singulus' products range from mastering and injection molding to replication lines.
Singulus is offering its TIMARIS machine for Thin Film read/write heads (up to 300mm wafers), used in MRAM production, and has already sold several systems (we know that Grandis and Crocus have acquired at least one of these systems each).
Spin 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.
Tokyo Electron (TEL), established in 1963 is based in Japan and is a global supplier of semiconductor and FPD production equipment worldwide. Product lines include coater/developers, thermal processing systems, plasma etch systems, CVD systems, surface preparation systems, and test systems.
In November 2012 TEL acquired Magnetic Solutions, a magnetic annealing systems developer.