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April 17th, 2007

NatSemi qualifying nanotech memory process

Abstract:
Cavendish Kinetics is working with National Semiconductor to qualify its Nanomech embedded non volatile memory technology for use on National's key analogue and mixed signal processes.

The basic idea behind Nanomech is the use of an array of MEMs cantilevers to store information. Initially, the cantilever is open, but application of a small charge closes what is essentially a switch, thereby storing a bit. The process is comparable to eeprom, but is 100 times faster and uses 1000 times less power. It also offers high temperature resistance, making the technology potentially attractive in automotive Ďunder the hood' applications.

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