Buffalo Memory launched the first product with STT-MRAM - a new industrial SATA III SSD

Buffalo Memory launched a new industrial SATA III SSD (the S6C series) that uses Everspin's STT-MRAM as cache memory. As far as we know, this is the first product on the market to use STT-MRAM chips. Buffalo says that by using STT-MRAM cache, they were able to improve performance (access time) and power consumption, and also feature better tolerance to sudden power off.

Buffalo's SSD use Everspin's EMD3D064M 64Mb DDR3 ST-MRAM chips. These feature full DDR3 speed coupled with non-volatility. The EMD3D064M chip is functionally compatible with the industry standard JEDEC specification for the DDR3 interface, providing designers the ability to quickly adopt ST-MRAM in storage and embedded systems.

Skyera to use Everspin's MRAM in their new flash-based enterprise storage system

Everspin announced that it is providing MRAM technology so Skyera, which will use MRAM chips on its newly announced Skyhawk MLC NAND flash-based enterprise solid-state storage system. This is the industry’s first all solid-state storage appliance that uses MRAM.

Skyer's system is based entirely on 19/20 nanometer consumer Multi Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash at a system price of less than $3 per gigabyte before compression and deduplication. The compact half-depth 1u form factor sports a 44 terabytes of high performance, low latency native capacity. Skyera says that Everspin MRAM allows them to overcome any point of failure within the system memory while providing the best possible performance to supercharge enterprise-class applications.

Aeroflex launches 16MBit and 64MBit MRAM chips, based on Everspin's technology

Aeroflex launched three MRAM chips for the aerospace and defense markets: the UT8MR2M8 (16Mbit, 40-pin flatpack) and the UT8MR8M8 (64Mbit, 64-pin flatpack). The 64Mbit chip isactually the world's highest density MRAM chip (Everspin's highest one is only 16Mbit in size).

Aeroflex is using licensed MRAM technolgoy from Everspin, and it took them two years to modify Everspin's design so it fits their target markets.

Buffalo introduces new SSDs that use MRAM cache

Buffalo (a Japanese storage expert) introduced a new line of SSDs that use MRAM cache (instead of the standard SDRAM). The MRAM chips are probably made by Everspin (as it is the only MRAM maker).

Buffalo says that MRAM is nonvolatlie and so this new cache technology provides increased tolerance to power loss.

Cognimem's cognitive pattern recognition systems use Everspin's MRAM to store neuron content

Everspin announced today that CogniMem's CogniBlox product line uses their 4MB MRAM chips. The CogniBlox is a reconfigurable and stackable pattern recognition module that enables a cognitive computing platform. The CogniBlox uses Everspin's MRAM to store and restore the content of the neurons. Each CogniBlox module features four CM1K neuron chips or a total of 4,096 silicon neurons.

Everspin says that MRAM is suitable for massively parallel pattern recognition tasks because it's the only memory technology that offers SRAM-like speeds, non-volatility and unlimited endurance. Having a non-volatile memory solution means that the knowledge learned is saved in the case of a power interruption - without the need for external batteries or other solutions.

Everspin - Dell and LSI uses MRAM in RAID controllers

Everspin issued a PR today announcing a 300% growth in product shipment in 2011 - with 250 new design wins. Everspin actually revealed this information last week at CES. Everspin says that the enterprise storage, server and networking segment was the fastest growing segment during the year (Everspin's "traditinal" markets are the industrial, energy and automotive and transportation markets).

Everspin MR4A16B

The company further revealed that a number of leading vendors in this segment are using MRAM for critical data storage in RAID systems, servers and routers. Both Dell and LSI are using Everspin's chips in their RAID controllers.

BMW uses new automotive-temperate Everspin MRAM in their S-1000RR super bike

Everspin announced that BMW is using their 4Mb MRAM chip (MR2A16AMYS35) in their super bike. Everspin's say that their MRAM products meet the demands of AEC-Q100 standards that are associated with a variety of automotive applications (engine control units, advanced transmission control, in-car data log and multimedia systems for in-car entertainment).

BMW is using the memory chip in their Motorrad Motorsport engine control unit (ECU) called RSM5, storing important calibration data that controls the motorcycle during a race. The MRAM chip stores adjustable engine parameters such as data related to a racing bike’s fuel injection, ignition, braking and acceleration, and is optimized before each race - with different parameters according to the river, track and race conditions.

Aeroflex licenses MRAM technology from Everspin, to make memory solutions for aerospace and defense applications

Aeroflex Colorado Springs has licensed MRAM technology from Everspin for the development of HiRel nonvolatile memory solutions for aerospace and defense applications. Aeroflex will develop 4Mb and 16Mb MRAM monolithic solutions with guaranteed total ionizing dose and single event effect hardness. Aeroflex envisions HiRel MRAM solutions being used with microprocessors, DSP engines, storage systems, instruments, and reconfigurable FPGAs that require guaranteed total ionizing dose and single event hardness.

Aeroflex’s MRAM roadmap includes a family of -55oC to +125oC, QML products offered in ceramic packages per a Standard Microcircuit Drawing (SMD). As a replacement for 3.3 volt asynchronous SRAM, Aeroflex products will be 8-bit parallel I/O solutions in densities of 4M, 16M, and 64Mbit. All products are designed to operate from a single 3.3 volt supply. With data retention after each write of 20 years and infinite read/write endurance, Aeroflex MRAM products are ideal for working memory applications that require high rates of data overwrites.