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.
The latest EverSpin news:
Everspin Technologies announced that it has signed an IP cross-licensing agreement with Seagate Technology. Everspin will license specific Tunneling Magnetoresistance (TMR) patents to Seagate, while Seagate will license MRAM patents to Everspin.
Everspin says its IP portfolio is now stronger which will provide further protection to for its products and services, while Seagate will gain license to TMR IP which can be used in HDD head technology.
In August 2018 IBM announced that it adopted Everspin's 256Mb STT-MRAM chips in its enterprise SSD FlashSystem. Now IBM announced that it's latest FlashCore modules will use Everspins 1Gb STT-MRAM chips.
Using MRAM instead of DRAM memory enabled IBM to remove the relatively large supercapacitors (used to make the DRAM non-volatile) and so the company was able to reduced the size of its drives and switch to a standard 2.5-inch U.2 drive form factor.
Everspin Technologies announced that Cadence Design is now providing DDR4 Design IP (DIP) and Verification IP (VIP) support for Everspin’s 1 Gb STT-MRAM memory. Cadence has supported Everspin's STT-MRAM products since 2012. Everspin customers will now be able to request 1Gb MRAM-enabled IP and VIP for their Custom ASIC solutions.
Everspin’s 1 Gb STT-MRAM product family includes both 8bit and 16-bit DDR4 compatible (ST-DDR4) interface versions of the device and are available in a JEDEC-compliant BGA package.
Everspin Technologies announced a partnership with Sage Microelectronics Corporation under-which Sage will provide native support for Everspin's 1Gb STT-MRAM memory in its Enterprise Grade Flash memory controller.
Sage provides cutting-edge, enterprise-class controllers for industries including, aerospace, automotive, industrial and data center storage solutions, offering SSD storage solutions and also delivering high-performance RAID/Port-Multiplier controllers.
Phison Electronics to add native support for Everspin's 1-Gb STT-MRAM in its next-gen SSD controller lineup
Everspin Technologies announced that Phison Electronics Corp. will provide native support for Everpsin's 1 Gb STT-MRAM memory in its next generation enterprise SSD controller lineup. Everspin says that its MRAM technology, added to Phison's controllers, will enable storage system designers to increase the reliability and performance of systems where high-performance data persistence is critical. MRAM will enable protection against power loss without the use of batteries or supercapacitors.
Phison Electronics ships over 600 million NAND flash controllers annually.
The 2019 MRAM Developer Day will be held on August 5th at the Santa Clara Convention Center (co-located
with Flash Memory Summit), and will center around Everspin's 1Gb MRAM part now in production.
Keynotes from Everspin, Tokyo Electron, and Applied Materials will focus on MRAM as a disruptive technology and on new manufacturing tools and processes for STT-MRAM. Plenary sessions will cover the current state of MRAM technology and MRAM markets and future trends through 2025, while breakout sessions will cover applications briefs, embedded MRAM, development, and AI applications.
Everspin Technologies says that revenues in the second quarter of 2019 (ending today) will be lower than first expected. In May Everspin said that they expect revenues to be in the range of $9.6 million to $10 million, but now it says revenues will be in the range of $8.3 million to $8.5 million.
Everspin gives three reasons to the lower guidance - lower demand from China due to ongoing slowdown, lower data center investments which lowered the demand for enterprise server RAID controllers and a "broad-based reduction in turns business with distributors that occurred late in the quarter".
Everspin Technologies announced that it completed the development activity and entered the pilot production phase of its 28 nm 1-Gigabit (Gb) STT-MRAM chips. Everspin targets the enterprise infrastructure and data center markets which can utilize its MRAM technology to increase reliability and performance.
Everspin 1-Gb chip family (EMD4E001G) includes both 8-bit and 16-bit DDR4 compatible (ST-DDR4) interface versions of the device and are available in a JEDEC-compliant BGA package.
Everspin announced its financial results for Q1 2019. Revenues in the quarter were to $10 million (down from $14.9 in Q1 2018). Net loss was $4.3 million (up from $1.3 million in Q1 2018).
At the end of the quarter, Everspin had $18.5 million in cash and equivalents. For the next quarter (Q2 2019), Everspin expects revenues to be in the range of $9.6 million to $10 million.
Everspin announced its financial results for Q4 2018. Revenues in the quarter grew 21% from last year to reach $12.3 million, while total year revenues in 2018 grew 38% from 2017 to reach $49.4 million. Net loss in the quarter was $3.5 million (down from $4.4 million in Q4 2017). Net loss for the whole 2018 was $17.8 million (down from $21.1 million in 2017).
Everspin says that it has increased the production volume of its 40nm 256Mb STT-MRAM in support of its lead flash array customer. Everspin ended 2018 with with cash and cash equivalents of $23.4 million.