As the world leader in
carbon nanotube electronics, Nantero, founded in 2001, has developed a new
generation of memory called NRAM
(non-volatile random access memory) that can enable a variety of exciting new
features and products in both consumer and enterprise electronics. This new
super-fast, ultra-high density memory can replace both DRAM and flash in a
single chip, or enable new applications as a storage class memory, while also
delivering the low power, high speed, reliability, and endurance needed to drive
the next wave of electronics innovation. Visit Nantero at www.nantero.com or
follow Nantero at Twitter @nantero.
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in SSD? - Nantero|
Kerekes, editor - StorageSearch.com
- June 2015
I created a listing for Nantero here on StorageSearch.com
in 2006 - because like other nvm related companies I had a gut feeling they
would one day have something to offer for the SSD market.
It was 9
years later. however, in 2015 - when Nantero next came into my radar - due to a
At the limits - Nantero's memory technology has some
unique characteristics which make it interesting in at least 2 markets.
- military SSD market
- re military and
space applications - Nantero says its memory "NRAM was successfully
launched in a NASA Space Shuttle where it performed reliably even under
bombardment by intense radiation. and among other things has ...extremely
low power consumption."
| hold up
capacitors in 2.5" MIL SSDs?|
looking at different aspects of
data integrity schemes in mission critical non volatile memory systems
for over 30 years. |
But every time I revisit this vast topic and
compare fresh examples from the market - I learn something a little bit new.
My blog -
to three seconds - demonstrates the extreme range of hold up times
now in the market inside leading edge 2.5" military flash SSDs.
amassed $110 million funding for NRAM|
|Editor:- December 8, 2016 - Nantero today
the closing of an over $21 million financing round bringing the total
invested in the company to over $110 million. |
Nantero currently has
more than a dozen partners and customers in the consumer electronics, enterprise
systems, and semiconductor industries actively working on NRAM. The new funding
will enable the company to support these partners in bringing multiple products
into the market, while also enabling new customers to begin development.
later blog -
set to spark a 'holy war' among memory technologies (January 12, 2017 on
ComputerWorld) discusses the 16
years history of NRAM and quotes a
from BCC which said that NRAM now
has the potential for mass customization.
14 years of "MRAM
will soon replace flash"
gets $31 million funding for 300º C retention nvram|
|Editor:- June 2, 2015 -
a $31 million Series E financing round for its
NRAM technology which the company
says is scalable to below 5nm and which has >1,000 years retention at 85º
C or more than 10 years at 300º C.|
Nantero was founded 14 years ago, and the last time I wrote about them was in
But the size and educational sophistication of the SSD ecosystem
today means that designers
(and investors) can
appreciate the nuances of difference which might be useful in extreme boundary
Offering a scalability roadmap below the current
commercial limits of flash,
and ruggedness way beyond flash - Nantero's technology has attractive features
which might lure SSD designers out of their 40 year comfort zone of
trapped charges in semiconductor cells.