SBIR Phase I: A Novel Semiconductor Memory Having Both Volatile and Non-Volatile Modes

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0912771
Agency Tracking Number: 0912771
Amount: $93,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: EL
Solicitation Number: NSF 08-548
Small Business Information
1657 Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA, 95125
DUNS: 808557776
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Yuniarto Widjaja
 PhD
 (650) 575-3555
 ywidjaja@zenosemi.com
Business Contact
 Yuniarto Widjaja
Title: PhD
Phone: (650) 575-3555
Email: ywidjaja@zenosemi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to demonstrate the high-density feasibility of a novel memory, which has both volatile and non-volatile functionality. Such memory combines the non-volatile memory's ability to retain information in the absence of power (such as Flash memory) and the fast access speed and reliability of a volatile memory (such as Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) or Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM)). This memory is fabricated using silicon-based fabrication process, eliminating the need of new materials or new process technology developments. One of the many applications of the proposed memory is to enable power-efficient computing applications and mobile devices. A power-efficient memory such as the one proposed in this proposal can reduce the overall data center power consumption by up to 75%. This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government