Weebit Nano Limited (ASX:WBT) and SkyWater Technology (NASDAQ:SKYT) have joined forces to offer advanced memory technologies to the global semiconductor industry. The two companies have announced the availability of Weebit’s resistive RAM (ReRAM) intellectual property (IP) in SkyWater’s 130nm CMOS (S130) process. This collaboration will enable SkyWater’s customers to easily integrate Weebit’s innovative, proven non-volatile memory (NVM) into their system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
The implementation of Weebit’s ReRAM technology in semiconductor designs allows for faster, more reliable, cost-effective, and energy-efficient solutions compared to those that rely on flash or other emerging non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies. Weebit’s ReRAM technology, specifically in the S130 process, offers ultra-low power consumption, radiation tolerance, and enhanced security features, making it an ideal NVM solution for companies that seek to develop highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) designs for a range of applications, including analog/mixed-signal, IoT, automotive, industrial, and medical industries.
Demo chips produced by SkyWater integrating Weebit’s ReRAM module were recently received from manufacturing and proven fully functional. These chips are currently under qualification, and are being used for customer demonstrations, testing and prototyping.
Coby Hanoch, CEO of Weebit Nano, said: “Our valuable partnership with SkyWater has enabled us to bring this first Weebit ReRAM product to market. Our teams have worked tirelessly towards commercialisation of the technology, with our ReRAM IP now commercially available for customers to design their products in SkyWater’s U.S. foundry. ReRAM is no longer the technology of the future – it is here now. We are now working with a number of potential customers to map the technology’s advantages to their specific design requirements.”
Steve Kosier, CTO of SkyWater, said: “Weebit ReRAM offers our customers a differentiated NVM solution they can use in developing highly integrated products at ultra-low power. Weebit’s technology has excellent reliability even at high temperatures, and is tolerant to radiation and electro-magnetic fields, making it a great fit for many of our customers’ demanding target markets. The IP will be supported in our process design kit in the near future, allowing customers to confidently and easily integrate Weebit ReRAM into their designs. We look forward to partnering with our customers as they use this innovative NVM to embed more intelligence and capabilities in their next-generation products.”