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Reportlinker Adds Emerging Memory Technologies

December 8, 2009

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Emerging Memory Technologies

http://www.reportlinker.com/p0167124/Emerging-Memory-Technologies.html

Sometime in the next decade, both DRAM and flash memories are expected to face fundamental scaling limitations.

In DRAM, new device structures will be required to overcome short channel effects and junction leakage in the array transistor. In order to maintain the capacitor capacitance of 25fF, high aspect ratio structures and new high-k materials will be required as DRAM scales to 30nm.

NOR flash memory faces challenges in channel length scaling and maintaining the drain bias voltage margin necessary to minimize program disturb.

Electrostatic interference between adjacent cells in NAND flash is becoming a serious issue. As geometries shrink, it becomes much more difficult for the ONO dielectric to wrap around the floating gate to maintain the coupling ratio between the control gate and floating gate. Low-k materials between the cells and high-k materials in the cell will be required for future generations of NAND flash.

As a consequence, DRAM and flash memory vendors are actively researching alternative memory technologies to ensure the continuation of Moore’s Law.

Technologies such as floating body cell memory and spin-torque MRAM offer the promise of non-volatile RAM-like performance.

Various technologies including phase change memory, charge trap memory, nanocrystal memory, PMC, RRAM and 3D memory are potential candidates to replace flash memory.

Emerging Memory Technologies provides an overview of the challenges facing emerging memory technologies as well as an analysis of the most likely memories to be commercialized in the next five years.

Contents

Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Introduction

Executive Summary

Mainstream Memory Technologies

Introduction

The Memory Hierarchy

SRAM

Concept

Scaling Challenges

Scaling Options

DRAM

Concept

Technology Evolution

Scaling Challenges

Scaling Options

NOR Flash

Concept

Technology Evolution

Scaling Challenges

Scaling Options

NAND Flash

Concept

Technology Evolution

Scaling Challenges

Scaling Options

NROM

Concept

Technology Evolution

Scaling Challenges

Scaling Options

Summary

Emerging Memory Technologies

Floating Body Cell

Phase Change Memory

MRAM

Spin-Torque MRAM

Racetrack Memory

FRAM

RRAM

Programmable Metallization Cell

Nanocrystal Memory

Carbon Nanotubes

Memristor

Probe Storage

3D Integrated High Density Arrays

3D OTP Memory

3D Reprogrammable Memory Concept

Vertical SONOS NAND

Outlook

Charge Trap Flash (SONOS NAND)

Floating Body Cell Memory

FRAM

MRAM

PMC

Silicon Nanocrystal Memory

ST-MRAM

Phase Change Memory

RRAM

Stackable NAND

Stackable Cross Point Memory (3D Memory)

Companies

4DS

Adesto Technologies

AMD

Avalanche Technology

Axon Technologies Corporation

BAE Systems

Contour Semiconductor

Crocus Technology

Cypress Semiconductor

Elpida

Everspin Technologies

Freescale Semiconductor

Fujitsu

Grandis

Hitachi

Honeywell

HP

Hynix

IBM

ITRI

IMEC

Infinite Memories

Innovative Silicon

Intel Corp.

Macronix International

MagSil

Matsushita

Micron Technology

Nanosys

Nantero

NEC

Numonyx

NuPGA

NVE

NXP Semiconductors

Oki

Ovonyx

QS Semiconductor

Ramtron

Rohm

Samsung Electronics

SanDisk

Schiltron Corp.

Solvay Solexis

Spansion

Spin Transfer Technologies

Spingate Technology

STMicroelectronics

Symetrix

TDK

Texas Instruments

Thin Film Electronics ASA

Toshiba Corp.

Tower Semiconductor

T-RAM Semiconductor

TSMC

UMC

Unity Semiconductor Corp.

ZettaCore

References

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