Microchip Expands Serial EEPROM Product Line
Microchip announces several new I2C serial EEPROM devices in small packages. The company has unveiled a series of 4, 64 and 128kbit serial EEPROMs in a innovative Waver-Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP). Additionally, the company introduced the industry’s first 1 and 2kbit I2C serial EEPROMs in a 5-pin SC-70 package, and the industry’s first 32 and 64kbit serial EEPROMs in a 5-pin SOT-23 package. The small, innovative devices complement indust...
Microchip Claims Industry’s Lowest Voltage EEPROM Devices
Microchip has announced a series of I2CTM EEPROM devices with the lowest operating voltage available on the market. The 24VLXX series of devices has an operating voltage down to 1.5V for both read and write operations, with a very low operating current of less than 400µA.
Toshiba Advances NAND Flash Memory with 3-bit-per-cell 32nm generation and with 4-bit-per-cell 43nm technology
Toshiba has announced breakthroughs in multi-bit-per-cell technology for NAND flash memories that will bring advances in chip densities and cost savings to next generation devices. In the 32 nanometer (nm) generation, Toshiba has realized a 3-bit-per-cell 32 gigabit (Gb) chip with the world-smallest die size, and smaller than a 2-bit-per-cell 16Gb chip fabricated with 43nm technology, which is currently in the market. The cutting-edge chip will b...
Ramtron's foundry agreement with IBM
U.S. semiconductor maker Ramtron has announced that it has entered into a foundry services agreement with IBM. The companies plan to install Ramtron’s F-RAM semiconductor process technology in IBM's Burlington, Vermont, advanced wafer manufacturing facility. Once installed, the new foundry supply will serve as a foundation for the introduction of new and cost effective high-performance F-RAM semiconductor products.
Innovative Silicon To Present Floating Body Memory Array Results At ISSCC
Innovative Silicon, Inc. (ISi), developer of the Z-RAM zero-capacitor floating body memory technology has announced the upcoming delivery of a presentation titled “A 2ns-Read-Latency 4MB Embedded Floating Body Memory Macro in 45nm SOI Technology” in collaboration with AMD at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
Ramtron announces low power 256-Kilobit Serial F-RAM
Ramtron has announced the FM24L256, a 256Kb, 2.7- to 3.6-volt nonvolatile F-RAM memory device with a high-speed serial I2C memory interface. The FM24L256 provides high-performance data collection in a tiny, 8-pin package, cutting costs and board space in a range of applications from multi-function printers to industrial motor controllers.
Ramtrom's FM22LD16 FBGA package option for 4-megabit parallel nonvolatile F-RAM memory
Ramtron has announced the availability of its 4-megabit (Mb) F-RAM memory in a streamlined FBGA package. The FM22LD16 is a 4Mb, 3-volt, parallel nonvolatile RAM in a 48-pin ball grid array (FBGA) package that features fast access, virtually unlimited read/write cycles and low power consumption. Pin-compatible with asynchronous static RAM (SRAM), the FM22LD16 targets industrial control systems such as robotics, network and data storage applicati...
Microchip's Stand-Alone Serial SRAM Devices
Microchip has announced a family of 8- and 32-kByte stand-alone serial SRAM devices designed to increase a system’s available RAM through adding small, inexpensive external devices. The 23A640, 23K640 (23 x 640), 23A256 and 23K256 (23 x 256) devices feature a familiar, industry standard SPI interface, providing increased design flexibility while reducing design and production costs.
Toshiba, IBM, and AMD Claim World’s Smallest FinFET SRAM Cell with High-k/Metal Gate
Toshiba Corporation, IBM, and AMD have announced that they have together developed a Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) cell that has an area of only 0.128 square micrometers (μm2), the world’s smallest functional SRAM cell that makes use of fin-shaped Field Effect Transistors (FinFETs).
Serial EEPROMs With Built-in MAC Addresses From Microchip
Microchip has announced a family of serial EEPROM devices with built-in EUI-48 and EUI-64 compatible MAC addresses. Designed to work on standard buses, such as SPI, I2C and the UNI/O bus, the devices provide easy and inexpensive access to MAC addresses and feature up to 1.5Kbit of EEPROM that can be used for storing configuration and user settings, or as a scratch-pad area for buffering small amounts of data.