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.
16GB microSDHC from Toshiba
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has reinforced its memory card line-up with the launch of a 16GB microSDHC card offering the largest capacity available in the market. At the same time, the company extended its range of industry-leading memory card solutions by adding ultra fast read/write 8GB and 16GB SDHC cards to its line-up. Mass production of the new SDHC cards will start in December, with production of the new microSDHC due to start in Janu...
Ramtron adds serial 512-kilobit F-RAM to V-Family product line
Ramtron International has announced the second serial device in a family of new F-RAM products that offer high-speed read/write performance, low voltage operation, and optional device features. The FM25V05 is a 512-kilobit (Kb), 2.0V to 3.6V, serial peripheral interface (SPI) nonvolatile RAM in an 8-pin SOIC package that features fast access, NoDelay writes, 1E14 read/write cycles, and low power consumption. The FM25V05 is an ideal alternative ...
Ramtron announces faster and power flexible 1-megabit parallel F-RAM
Ramtron International Corporation today launched the first parallel device in a family of new parallel and serial F-RAM products that offer higher-speed read/write performance, lower voltage operation, and optional device features. The newest device in Ramtron’s V-Family of F-RAM products is the FM28V100, a 1-megabit (Mb), 2.0V to 3.6V, parallel nonvolatile RAM in a 32-pin TSOP-I package that features fast access, NoDelay™ writes, virtually u...