More about EverSpin Technologies, Inc.
Everspin Technologies is the leading developer and manufacturer of magnetic RAM (MRAM), offering stand-alone and embedded MRAM products. Everspin's MRAM is the industry's fastest non-volatile memory and provides unlimited endurance, unmatched reliability, 10-year-plus data retention and parallel and serial interfaces. As the world's first volume MRAM supplier, Everspin has established an MRAM intellectual property portfolio of more than 600 active patents and applications, many of which are fundamental and essential for MRAM technologies.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Everspin is a fab-light semiconductor company that owns and operates a back-end manufacturing line for MRAM. Everspin leverages standard CMOS wafers from foundries adding its proprietary magnetic back-end-of-line processing. The Everspin MRAM team launched the first commercial MRAM product. This first MRAM device, based on Everspin's patented Toggle programming technology, has received numerous industry awards and s the first in a current portfolio of more than 100 MRAM products.
Today, Everspin provides MRAM products to more than 100 applications for tier one and global customers across multiple high growth markets. Leading data center and storage OEMs have chosen MRAM for applications such as RAID, NAS, SAN, and DAS applications, as well as rack and blade servers and routers. A growing number of energy and infrastructure customers are using MRAM in smart grid, smartmeter, solar and wind applications, industrial computing and automation, and casino gaming. In addition, automotive and transportation applications such as power train, brakes, safety, data logging, multimedia, navigation, camera, and black box, are taking advantage of MRAM's unique characteristics.
Everspin MRAM Technology and Products
Everspin MRAM is a revolutionary memory that uses the magnetism of electron spin to provide non-volatility without wear-out. MRAM stores information in magnetic material integrated with silicon circuitry to deliver a storage class memory combining the speed of RAM with the non-volatility of Flash in a single unlimited-endurance device.
MRAM is the fastest non-volatile memory providing better reliability, enabling instant power off/on, and lower total cost of ownership, as well as eliminates the need for batteries/capacitors for numerous applications. Everspin's current Toggle MRAM portfolio addresses persistent SRAM application needs, and includes 256kb, 1Mb, 4Mb and 16Mb parallel devices and 256kb, 1Mb and 4Mb SPI products, with commercial, industrial and automotive temperature options.
Spin-Torque MRAM Technology
Everspin's next generation Spin-Torque MRAM (ST-MRAM) is using a spin-polarized current for switching and will enable scaling of MRAM to Gigabit densities servicing persistent DRAM applications. ST-MRAM will provide a new storage class memory solution for non-volatile buffers and caching applications as well as a new nanosecond-class, gigabyte-per-second non-volatile storage tier. Everspin is on track to commercialize its first ST-MRAM products in 2012 and is expecting to be the industry's first volume supplier of ST-MRAM products to the market.
In June 2008, the entire MRAM organization and business separated from Freescale Semiconductor and became an independent company known as Everspin Technologies, Inc. The company’s investors include leading venture capital firms: New Venture Partners, Lux Capital, Sigma Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Epic Ventures.