30 Jun '14, 9pm

Magnetic RAM Remains Niche Memory - for Now

Magnetic RAM Remains Niche Memory - for Now

TORONTO – Magnetic RAM (MRAM) may have the potential to replace DRAM and SRAM in many applications, but even the sole vendor shipping the nonvolatile memory (NVM) expects the transition to take time. A Coughlin Associates report released this spring suggested MRAM was poised for a 50% compound annual growth rate, with MRAM and STT-MRAM revenue increasing from about $190 million in 2013 to $2.1 billion in 2019. Tom Coughlin, the firm's founder, said one of the appealing aspects of MRAM is its compatibility with CMOS processes. Also, because the processes are mature, it makes integration less daunting than the transition to 3D NAND. He said the evolution of MRAM is likely to follow that of flash -- gaining traction in niche applications before it gets widespread adoption as costs go down and density improves. STT-MRAM in particular offers some advantages in terms of read/wri...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1322940&_mc=RS...

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