NEC demonstrates 32Mb MRAM for SoC

Posted on Sunday, Feb 15 2009 @ 02:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NEC has demonstrated the first 32Mb MRAM (Magnetic Random Access Memory) that can be embedded in SoC.
Although the development of large capacity, high speed MRAM macros presents many challenges due to their larger cell size, today's announcement results from NEC and NEC Electronics' attention to the potential of high speed MRAMs, and the companies' development of MRAM technologies geared for embedded memory macros in system LSIs or SoCs.

The two companies have reduced the area of control circuits in the 32Mb MRAM design in order to achieve superior cell efficiency that enables 73% of a memory macro's area to be allocated to memory cells. This innovative demonstration supports the possibility of applying high speed MRAM technologies to system LSIs, which is required in order to embed larger capacity MRAM macros with larger sized cells.
More info at NEC.

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