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
 (650) 575-3555
Business Contact
 Yuniarto Widjaja
Title: PhD
Phone: (650) 575-3555
Research Institution
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).

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