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Intel is researching several next-generation memory technologies including MRAM memory, although it currently seems focused on its 3D XPoint memory.

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Intel says its embedded 22nm MRAM is production ready

In October 2018 Intel revealed that it is developing embedded MRAM - and that the company has successfully integrated embedded MRAM into its 22nm FinFET CMOS technology on full 300mm wafers.

Intel 22nm eMRAM slide (Feb 2019)

Now Intel gave more details on its embedded STT-MRAM, and said that the technology is ready for high-volume manufacturing. Intel said it has used a "write-verify-write" scheme and a two-stage current sensing technique to create 7Mb perpendicular STT-MRAM arrays in its 22FFL FinFET process.



Intel is developing embedded MRAM technologies

Intel says it will present a new paper detailing its MRAM research at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in early December 2018. This is the first time we hear of any MRAM R&D at Intel which is great news, even if it just a research paper.

Intel MTJ array 22nm (Oct 2018)

Intel has apparently successfully integrated embedded MRAM into the company's 22nm FinFET CMOS technology on full 300mm wafers. The magnetic tunnel junction-based memory cells are built from dual MgO magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) separated by a CoFeB-based layer in a 1 transistor-1 resistor (1T-1R) configuration in the interconnect stack. Intel has manufactured a 7.2Mbit array with reported data retention figures in excess of 10 years and write endurance of greater than 10^6 cycles.

Intel Says PRAM Volume Production to Start in 2H of 2007

Intel Corp. has revealed a prototype PRAM (phase change RAM) wafer, long under development, at IDF Spring 2007 in Beijing, China, which began on April 16, 2007. At the keynote speech, Intel's CTO Justin Rattner announced, "the company will start mass-production of PRAM as early as the second half of 2007." He also said, "We consider replacing NOR flash memory with PRAM first, but that's not our goal. PRAM may possibly replace DRAM in the near future. We are paying a lot of attention to the technology."

Intel to sample PRAM this year

Intel's new phase-change memory technology, called PRAM by Intel and PCM by others who are working on the same type of memory, is set to sample in the first half of this year. Intel says they plan to ship the first PRAM modules as a straight-ahead NOR flash replacement so that they can work the kinks out of the design before trying to move it up the memory hierarchy. The company claims a much higher number of read-write cycles (100 million) than flash, as well as a potential 10 years' worth of data retention.

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