MILPITAS, Calif. -- May 19, 2009 -
- T-RAM Semiconductor Inc. (T-RAM) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced today that they have entered into a joint development agreement targeted toward the application of T-RAM’s Thyristor-RAM embedded memory to advanced technology nodes.
According to Gregg Bartlett, Senior Vice President of Technology and R&D at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, “We are pleased to be jointly developing T-RAM memory for 32nm and 22nm technologies. T-RAM’s embedded memory technology shows a great deal of potential for use in low-power, high-performance dense cache applications for advanced technology nodes.”
Sam Nakib, President and CEO of T-RAM, added, “We are excited about working with GLOBALFOUNDRIES on the next generation embedded memory technology. T-RAM has successfully completed extensive development of the Thyristor-RAM technology and has delivered a fully manufacturable and robust memory solution with proven yield, reliability, and low-cost of integration in earlier technology nodes. We believe that GLOBALFOUNDRIES and their customers’ products provide a great opportunity to further develop and show-case T-RAM’s significant performance and economic advantages. T-RAM’s revolutionary Thyristor-RAM memory technology provides the highest combination of density and performance among all embedded memory technology candidates, and avoids the fundamental scalability challenges that face 6T-SRAM and other FET-based memory cells.”About T-RAM Semiconductor:
T-RAM Semiconductor is the inventor and developer of the revolutionary Thyristor-RAM memory technology. The company develops and licenses memory IP based on its unique technology for embedded memory applications including high-performance or mobile computing/graphics processors, as well as various networking and telecommunication chips. For more information, visit www.t-ram.com
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first truly global leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing company. Launched in March 2009 through a partnership between AMD [NYSE: AMD] and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), GLOBALFOUNDRIES provides a unique combination of leading-edge technology, manufacturing excellence and global operations. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is headquartered in Silicon Valley with facilities in Austin, Dresden and New York. For more information on GLOBALFOUNDRIES, visit www.globalfoundries.com