SkyWater foundry to take Weebit ReRAM to volume

SkyWater foundry to take Weebit ReRAM to volume

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By Peter Clarke

SkyWater will take the silicon-oxide based non-volatile memory technology to volume production for Weebit Nano Ltd. (Hod Hasharon, Israel) and offer the technology for use in customer designs in IoT, automotive, AI, and other applications.

No timetable was given for the transfer, or when volume production of ReRAM or design starts for embedded ReRAM, could begin.

SkyWater’s 130nm process is suitable for a broad range of applications in analog, power management, automotive, IoT and rad-hard design, the companies claimed in a joint statement. Weebit’s ReRAM is one of many two-terminal material systems developed for non-volatile memory as a scalable alternative to flash memory.

Weebit’s claims its ReRAM provides advantages of cost effectiveness, enhanced endurance and retention even at high temperature ranges, good tolerance to radiation and electromagnetic fields, and zero interference with front-end-of-line (FEOL) analog components. The technology also has potential application in neuromorphic computing

Weebit’s ReRAM is based on fab-friendly materials and could be scaled to other processes such as SkyWater’s 90nm and carbon nanotube manufacturing processes.

“We are delighted to announce Weebit’s first commercial agreement to take our ground-breaking ReRAM to volume production,” said Coby Hanoch, CEO of Weebit Nano, in a statement. He added: “We look forward to collaborating with SkyWater – starting immediately – to ensure smooth technology transfer to their US production fab.”

In the same statement Thomas Sonderman, CEO of SkyWater, said: “We’re excited to work with Weebit toward building its technology into our growing library of silicon-proven and trusted design IP that our customers can leverage in building highly differentiated SoC designs.”

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