Micromem announced today that they have signed an agreement with the University of Toronto (UT) giving Micromem exclusive world wide rights to all MRAM technology developed at the University and funded on behalf of Micromem Technologies. This proprietary technology was initially discovered and developed under collaborative research projects led by Professor Harry Ruda of the University of Toronto and co-funded by Micromem Technologies and two divisions of the Ontario Center of Excellence which include the Materials Manufacturing division of Ontario (MMO), and the Communications and Information Technology division of Ontario (CITO).
The license agreement with the University allows Micromem access to this MRAM technology on favorable financial terms, and provides Micromem substantially greater benefit than the company's previous licensing agreement with Estancia.
The deal gives Micromem full control over the last three years of technological innovation including the development of the single bit memory prototype announced last February. The company now has worldwide exclusivity on all prior, current, and future patent applications relating to this MRAM technology.
In addition the agreement strongly positions Micromem to explore industrial partnerships to accelerate the development and availability of commercial MRAM products.