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CANON ANELVA Corp., a leading supplier of processing equipment for the semiconductor device manufacturing industry, and the Belgian nanoelectronics research center imec will collaborate on advanced STT-MRAM (spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random access memory) research and development.

Imec and CANON ANELVA Corp. to collaborate on STT-MRAM

Tokyo, Japan | Posted on November 11th, 2012

The collaboration will run in the framework of imec's R&D program on advanced emerging memory technologies. Imec's research program aims at exploring the full technology potential of STT-MRAM including performance beyond 1ns and scalability beyond 10 nm for embedded & stand alone applications. Research will be performed on CANON ANELVA's deposition tool which has been installed in imec's state-of-the-art 300-mm clean room. The tool complements imec's advanced STT-MRAM equipment cluster. Combined with imec's advanced litho-cluster and its material engineering capabilities, imec's industrial partners now have access to a complete 300-mm STT-MRAM-dedicated processing capability. The collaboration between imec and CANON ANELVA will also include the establishment of the baseline process for magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs), joint R&D on thin film deposition and stack engineering for high-density STT-MRAM, and the development of integrated STT-MRAM devices.

"We are very pleased to co-develop with CANON ANELVA the processes for scaling STT-MRAM technology, a promising alternative high-density memory technology for the existing memory technologies such as SRAM and DRAM," said Luc Van den hove, CEO at imec. "The first excellent lab tests on CANON ANELVA's MTJs confirm the joint ambition of imec and CANON ANELVA to significantly move forward with scaling STT-MRAM devices, bringing this technology closer to industrial viability."

"Working with imec, a premier R&D facility on advanced memory scaling, is an exciting opportunity for CANON ANELVA," said Junro Sakai, President and Representative Director at CANON ANELVA.

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About IMEC
Imec performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, India and Japan. Its staff of close to 2,000 people includes more than 600 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2011, imec's revenue (P&L) was about 300 million euro. Further information on imec can be found at www.imec.be.

Imec is a registered trademark for the activities of IMEC International (a legal entity set up under Belgian law as a "stichting van openbaar nut”), imec Belgium (IMEC vzw supported by the Flemish Government), imec the Netherlands (Stichting IMEC Nederland, part of Holst Centre which is supported by the Dutch Government), imec Taiwan (IMEC Taiwan Co.) and imec China (IMEC Microelectronics (Shangai) Co. Ltd.) and imec India (Imec India Private Limited).

About CANON ANELVA

CANON ANELVA, a 100% subsidiary of Canon Inc., has continuously cultivated ultra-high vacuum technology, a core competence to develop and manufacture a wide-range of thin film forming and processing tools as well as vacuum components. CANON ANELVA has developed and delivered to numbers of customers the MTJ processing tools for more than 10 years, which enables a multi-layer thin film deposition of high uniformity required by nonvolatile memory. CANON ANELVA has strived for creation of high value-added products based on reliable technologies while playing a role in developing the field of electronics. Further information on CANON ANELVA can be found at www.canon-anelva.co.jp/english/.

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