Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Business Prospects of Memristive Electronics

Recently HP and Hynix announced a collaboration to produce a new type of nanoscale non-volatile memory by 2013 called ReRAM based on metal oxide thin films having memristive (i.e. memory resistive) characteristics. Sharp and Elpida have made a similar announcement for a competing type of ReRAM which is also expected to be available in 2013. In addition, start-ups companies such as 4DS, Adestos Technology, and Unity Semiconductor are also in development of variations of ReRAM as a way to simplify scaling beyond Flash memory. I published an article in the Nanotechnology Law & Business Journal this week which describes this technology and the various companies involved (link).

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