Samsung and Numonyx announced they've formed an alliance in the phase-change memory (PCM) market:
The companies will devise new technologies and pin-compatible parts, based on PCM technology. PCM, a memory technology, has been in development for decades.
The idea is ''to drop in a piece of (PCM) silicon in a LPDDR2'' standard DIMM, said Edward Doller, corporate vice president and chief technology officer at Numonyx (Geneva), during a presentation at the Memcon event here.
Doller did not say when a PCM-based DIMM would come to market. The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association recently announced the publication of JESD209-2 LPDDR2 Low Power Memory Device Standard. The new standard offers advanced power management features, a shared interface for nonvolatile memory (NVM) and volatile memory (SDRAM), and a range of densities and speeds.