After the take-off of 3D XPoint, the emerging NVM market will keep growing, fueled by both stand-alone and embedded applications.
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The last three years have witnessed the take-off and the rapid expansion of the storage-class-memory (SCM) market, which is projected to reach billion dollar revenues within the next few years. Key to this was the introduction of 3D XPoint, an emerging non-volatile memory technology (eNVM) silently developed by Micron and Intel for more than 15 years.
After the launch of the first Optane Solid State Drives (SSDs) in 2017, Intel has introduced Optane NVDIMM persistent memory modules, which are now commercialized in conjunction with the latest Cascade Lake generation of Xeon scalable processors. In 2019, a number of leading players – like Google, Cisco, Dell, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise – have adopted Optane NVDIMMs for datacenter applications, propelling the growth of 3D XPoint sales.
In Q4-2019, Micron finally revealed its own 3D XPoint-based SSD named X100, and other integrated device manufacturers are expected to enter the race with new SCM products.
In the embedded NVM business, top foundries are all getting ready with 28/22nm technology processes for eNVM to be embedded in microcontroller units (MCUs), systems-on-chips or other Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chips. Notably, in Q1 2019, Samsung announced the mass production of embedded MRAM for applications in MCUs, Internet-of-Things applications and memory buffers. TSMC, GlobalFoundries and Intel have also reported exciting results about their embedded-MRAM production capabilities.
In this webcast, Yole Développement will provide an update on stand-alone and embedded eNVM technologies and markets, discussing their current status and evolution.
What are the latest technology developments for MRAM, PCM, and RRAM? What can we expect for persistent memory modules and low-latency SCM drives? What goals are foundries pursuing in the embedded memory business? What are the key challenges for eNVM to continue rising beyond 2020? Join Yole Développement’s webcast for a discussion of these questions and gain a better understanding of memory market trends from several perspectives, including market and technology and competitive dynamics.
Simone Bertolazzi, PhD is a Technology & Market analyst at Yole Développement (Yole) working with the Semiconductor & Software division. He is member of the Yole’s memory team and he contributes on a day-to-day basis to the analysis of nonvolatile memory technologies, their related materials and fabrication processes.
Previously, Simone carried out experimental research in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, focusing on emerging semiconducting materials and their opto-electronic device applications. He (co-) authored more than 15 papers in high-impact scientific journals and was awarded the prestigious Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship.
Simone obtained a PhD in physics in 2015 from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), where he developed novel flash memory cells based on heterostructures of two-dimensional materials and high-κ dielectrics.
Simone earned a double M. A. Sc. degree from Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy), graduating cum laude.
As Global Sales Support & Coordinator, David Jourdan is part of the Commercial team at Yole Développement (Yole), within Yole Group of Companies. David is engaged in the development of reports, teardowns and monitors activity. He is closely working with the international sales team. For a few years, David has been managing the customer support & the promotion of Yole Group’s publications, especially of global key accounts.
Previously David Jourdan has been working in Sales Marketing Dept. of the Discrete and Standard Group of STMicroelectronics. Then he has been working for several months within Ernst & Young, mainly in collaboration with Jean-Christophe Eloy.
In 1998, he joined Yole for its very early beginning, as a Marketing Analyst. David is cofounder of Yole Développement company. He graduated with Business Manager diploma from the Wesford High School in Grenoble and earned a degree in Applied Language in Lyon III University (France).
Emerging Non-Volatile Memory 2020
The stand-alone emerging NVM market keeps soaring, led by storage-class memory applications. Meanwhile, foundries are propelling the embedded business.
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