Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

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

Abstract:
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.

####

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/.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Olga Walsh | Business Technology
[ f o r m u l a ]
Formula PR, Inc.
1215 Cushman Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110
Office 619-234-0345 |

Copyright © IMEC

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

Regulation of two-dimensional nanomaterials: New driving force for lithium-ion batteries July 26th, 2017

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

Phenom-World Launches Phenom Pro and ProX Generation 5 SEMs at Microscopy & Microanalysis Conference USA: The excellent performance in a wide range of applications offers a serious alternative to floor model SEMs July 26th, 2017

Graduate Students from Across the Country Attend Hands-on NanoCamp: Prominent scientists Warren Oliver, Ph.D., and George Pharr, Ph.D., presented a weeklong NanoCamp for hand-picked graduate students across the United States July 26th, 2017

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

Announcements

Regulation of two-dimensional nanomaterials: New driving force for lithium-ion batteries July 26th, 2017

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

Phenom-World Launches Phenom Pro and ProX Generation 5 SEMs at Microscopy & Microanalysis Conference USA: The excellent performance in a wide range of applications offers a serious alternative to floor model SEMs July 26th, 2017

Graduate Students from Across the Country Attend Hands-on NanoCamp: Prominent scientists Warren Oliver, Ph.D., and George Pharr, Ph.D., presented a weeklong NanoCamp for hand-picked graduate students across the United States July 26th, 2017

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

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

Advanced Nanomechanical Characterization Centre Open in India: Nanomechanics, Inc. announces the establishment of the joint technology development center in Hyderabad, India July 5th, 2017

U.S. Air Force Research Lab Taps IBM to Build Brain-Inspired AI Supercomputing System: Equal to 64 million neurons, new neurosynaptic supercomputing system will power complex AI tasks at unprecedented speed and energy efficiency June 23rd, 2017

Cambridge Nanotherm partners with Inabata for global sales and distribution June 20th, 2017

Research partnerships

Regulation of two-dimensional nanomaterials: New driving force for lithium-ion batteries July 26th, 2017

Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny "Cages": Understanding how individual atoms enter and exit the nanoporous frameworks could help scientists design new materials for gas separation and nuclear waste remediation July 17th, 2017

Coupling a nano-trumpet with a quantum dot enables precise position determination July 14th, 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

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