NUS researchers developed the world's first bendable MRAM device

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) developed what they say is the world's first flexible (bendable, actually) MRAM device. Flexible OLED displays are already entering the market, and now researchers are developing other flexible components, which will be needed if truly bendable and flexible devices are to be possible.

Flexible MRAM device, NUS 2016

The researchers used a new fabrication method, that enabled them to deposit the magnetic memory on a plastic substrate, and not a silicon one. This was achieved following a two-year collaboration with Yonsei University, Ghent University and Singapore's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering.

The researchers are now in talks with companies regarding the commercialization of this technology and getting it ready for mass production. Flexible MRAM may be very suitable for wearable devices that require fast, light and power efficient memory - but that may not require very large densities at first.

Posted: Jul 20,2016 by Ron Mertens