Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Crocus and IBM Sign Technology Development and Patent License Agreements: Companies to Jointly Develop Next Generation Magnetic Memory Technology

Abstract:
Crocus Technology, a leading developer of magnetic memory today announced a joint technology development agreement and a patent license agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM). The patent license provides mutual access to patents that will enable the companies to collaborate and integrate magnetic technology into semiconductor products.

Crocus and IBM Sign Technology Development and Patent License Agreements: Companies to Jointly Develop Next Generation Magnetic Memory Technology

Sunnyvale, CA | Posted on October 8th, 2011

Under the technology agreement, Crocus and IBM will jointly develop semiconductor technology that combines Crocus's thermally assisted next generation MagneticLogicUnitTM (MLU) technology with IBM's magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) technology and processing capabilities.

"This joint development and patent license agreement with Crocus furthers IBM's longstanding commitment to enabling innovation through cooperation," said William Gallagher, senior manager, Quantum Computing and Exploratory Magnetic Memories, IBM. "We look forward to collaborating with Crocus to further the development of advanced magnetic semiconductor technologies that can lead to increased function and performance in semiconductor products."

MLU, first announced by Crocus in June, 2011, is based on a revolutionary selfreference architecture. MLU is a scalable evolution of Crocus' Thermally Assisted SwitchingTM (TAS) technology, and enables practical implementation of advanced magnetic logic and memory capabilities, a first for the industry. This innovation will expand the market for Crocus' magnetic technology by opening up new applications in high density data storage, secure commerce and communications, high performance network processing and high temperature automotive and industrial uses.

IBM's MRAM technology promises significant advantages over competing memory technologies including low power usage, high speed, unlimited endurance (read and write cycles), and inherent nonvolatility meaning data can be retained even if power is discontinued. MRAM has the potential to enable "instanton" computers and longer battery life for mobile computing devices.

We are convinced that IBM's leading materials expertise and semiconductor manufacturing capability combined with Crocus' MLU innovation will enable the development of the most advanced MLU architecture in the mainstream semiconductor industry. This will allow us to offer our customers the highest quality, cost effective solutions for their strategic initiatives," said Dr. Bertrand F. Cambou, executive chairman of Crocus Technology.

Crocus plans to deploy the process technology resulting from the joint development at its manufacturing venture, Crocus Nano Electronics (CNE).

Additional details of the agreements will not be disclosed.

####

About Crocus Technology
Crocus is a leading developer of magnetic semiconductor technology for dense, nonvolatile, highspeed, scalable chip solutions used in general and special purpose applications. The company's Magnetic Logic UnitTM (MLU) architecture, featuring a revolutionary selfreference technique, is a scalable evolution of Crocus' patented Thermally Assisted SwitchingTM (TAS) technology. MLU enables practical implementation of advanced magnetic logic and memory capabilities. The company will offer discrete, high density memory chips that target a wide variety of telecommunication, networking, storage, computing and handheld applications. The company also licenses its technology for both standalone and embedded chip applications. Crocus' technology is covered by a comprehensive patent portfolio. In May 2011, Crocus and RUSNANO formed a joint venture, Crocus Nano Electronics (CNE), to build and operate an advanced manufacturing facility for magnetic semiconductors. Find Crocus at: www.crocustechnology.com.

About IBM
Please visit: www.ibm.com/ibm100/us/en/icons/patents/

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Crocus Contact:
Kerry Elliott
for Crocus Technology
T: +1(408)893-8554

Copyright © Crocus Technology

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Fish-Inspired Material Changes Color Using Nanocolumns March 18th, 2019

New method to reduce uranium concentration in contaminated water March 18th, 2019

Converting biomass by applying mechanical force Nanoscientists discover new mechanism to cleave cellulose effectively and in an environmentally friendly way March 15th, 2019

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead: At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports March 15th, 2019

Chip Technology

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead: At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports March 15th, 2019

Pushing Past Limits: Junkai Jiang receives prestigious Ph.D. Student Fellowship from IEEE Electron Devices Society March 14th, 2019

Nanometrics Announces $80 Million Share Repurchase Program March 14th, 2019

When semiconductors stick together, materials go quantum: A new study led by Berkeley Lab reveals how aligned layers of atomically thin semiconductors can yield an exotic new quantum material March 12th, 2019

Memory Technology

CEA-Leti & Stanford Target Edge-AI Apps with Breakthrough Memory Cell: Paper at ISSCC 2019 Presents Proof-of-Concept Multi-Bit Chip That Overcomes NVM’s Read/Write, Latency and Integration Challenges February 20th, 2019

Spintronics by 'straintronics': Switching superferromagnetism with electric-field induced strain February 15th, 2019

Laser-induced graphene gets tough, with help: Rice University lab combines conductive foam with other materials for capable new composites February 12th, 2019

A new 'spin' on kagome lattices: Team's findings shed new light on the presence of spin-orbit coupling and topological spin textures in kagome lattices December 9th, 2018

Announcements

Fish-Inspired Material Changes Color Using Nanocolumns March 18th, 2019

New method to reduce uranium concentration in contaminated water March 18th, 2019

Converting biomass by applying mechanical force Nanoscientists discover new mechanism to cleave cellulose effectively and in an environmentally friendly way March 15th, 2019

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead: At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports March 15th, 2019

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Lightweight metal foams become bone hard and explosion proof after being nanocoated March 14th, 2019

Flipping the view: New microscope offers options for drug discovery, safety and effectiveness February 28th, 2019

Shelley Claridge, an assistant professor at Purdue University, is leading research to improve electronic and energy conversion devices. (Image by Vincent Walter) January 24th, 2019

New composite advances lignin as a renewable 3D printing material December 28th, 2018

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Synopsys and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Collaborate to Develop Industry’s First Automotive Grade 1 IP for 22FDX Process: Synopsys’ Portfolio of DesignWare Foundation, Analog, and Interface IP Accelerate ISO 26262 Qualification for ADAS, Powertrain, 5G, and Radar Automotive SoCs February 22nd, 2019

CEA-Leti & Stanford Target Edge-AI Apps with Breakthrough Memory Cell: Paper at ISSCC 2019 Presents Proof-of-Concept Multi-Bit Chip That Overcomes NVM’s Read/Write, Latency and Integration Challenges February 20th, 2019

John Chong of Kionix Named Chair of MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Governing Council February 6th, 2019

TOCHA will take a topological approach to the next generation of electronic, photonic and phononic devices January 31st, 2019

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



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project