Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Nantero Exhibits 'Universal Memory' at SC07

November 15th, 2007

Nantero Exhibits 'Universal Memory' at SC07

Abstract:
Nantero is a nanotechnology company using carbon nanotubes for the development of next-generation semiconductor devices. The company's main focus is the development of NRAM, a high-density nonvolatile random access memory chip using nanotechnology. Nantero expects to deliver a product that will replace all existing forms of memory, such as DRAM, SRAM and flash memory, with a high-density nonvolatile RAM, "universal memory."

HPCwire: You're calling NRAM the "universal memory," which suggests that you believe this technology can be applied to all memory applications -- can you describe how this technology will be able to achieve this?

Greg Schmergel: NRAM is based on a nanoelectromechanical switch using carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes have an extremely high tensile strength, and conduct electricity and heat very well. The switch is bi-stable, with the nanotubes being held in the "1" position by van der Waals forces. Due to the low mass of nanotubes, which are being moved a very short distance, the speed of NRAM can rival that of DRAM, while being permanently nonvolatile like flash and consuming very little power. Also very important is the fact that NRAM can be scaled to very small dimensions due to the small size of nanotubes (about a nanometer in diameter), making it a viable technology for many generations to come. Nantero has already fabricated 22nm switches and could go well below that with the requisite lithographic tools.

Source:
hpcwire.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

NEMS

Leti Scientists Participating in Sessions on Med Tech, Automotive Technologies, MEMS, Si-photonics and Lithography at SEMICON Europa: Teams also Will Demonstrate Technology Advances in Telecom, Data Fusion, Energy, Silicon Photonics and 3D Integration October 18th, 2016

Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new 'smart' devices possible July 25th, 2016

Nano-photonics meets nano-mechanics: Controlling on-chip nano-optics by graphene nano-opto-mechanics January 22nd, 2016

Mechanical quanta see the light January 20th, 2016

Chip Technology

Liquid electrolyte contacts for advanced characterization of resistive switching memories July 26th, 2017

Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticles July 20th, 2017

A firefly's flash inspires new nanolaser light July 18th, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and VeriSilicon To Enable Single-Chip Solution for Next-Gen IoT Networks: Integrated solution leverages GFs 22FDX technology to decrease power, area, and cost for NB-IoT and LTE-M applications July 14th, 2017

Memory Technology

Liquid electrolyte contacts for advanced characterization of resistive switching memories July 26th, 2017

Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity: New synthetic approach could spark development of other dynamic materials July 24th, 2017

Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information: Scientists use electron pulses to create and manipulate nanoscale magnetic excitations that can store data July 21st, 2017

A firefly's flash inspires new nanolaser light July 18th, 2017

Nanotubes/Buckyballs/Fullerenes/Nanorods

Killing cancer in the heat of the moment: A new method efficiently transfers genes into cells, then activates them with light. This could lead to gene therapies for cancers July 9th, 2017

Tests show no nanotubes released during utilisation of nanoaugmented materials June 9th, 2017

Ag/ZnO-Nanorods Schottky diodes based UV-PDs are fabricated and tested May 26th, 2017

Fed grant backs nanofiber development: Rice University joins Department of Energy 'Next Generation Machines' initiative May 10th, 2017

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Liquid electrolyte contacts for advanced characterization of resistive switching memories July 26th, 2017

Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity: New synthetic approach could spark development of other dynamic materials July 24th, 2017

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion July 23rd, 2017

The July 23 close fly-by of asteroid 2017 BS5 is explored in a Q&A with Dr. John S. Lewis, chief scientist at Deep Space Industries July 23rd, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project