New advances in phase-change memory

Categorie(s) : Industry, News, Research

Published : 1 April 2016

Leti’s 12 Mb germanium-antimony-tellurium phase-change memory—which could be used in tomorrow’s embedded applications—recently produced record results for performance at high temperatures, a crucial step forward in the march toward automotive applications. And major advances in simulation are providing insights into why the memory is so reliable. Leti is also working with STMicroelectronics to improve the materials, opening the door to further reductions in both product size and energy consumption and widening the gap with flash memory, which simply cannot stay ahead of the race toward miniaturization. One last advantage: phase-change memory is already used in less-demanding applications like mobile phones, which means it is mature in terms of manufacturing processes


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