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|Headquarters||Chandler, Arizona, USA|
|Phill LoPresti, President, CEO, and Director|
|Products||MRAM memory, non-volatile memory products|
Everspin Technologies is a public semiconductor company that develops and manufactures magnetic RAM or Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM), including stand-alone and embedded MRAM products as well as Spin-torque MRAM (ST-MRAM). MRAM has the performance characteristics similar to standard Random Access Memory (RAM) while also having the persistence of non-volatile memory, meaning that it will not lose its charge or data if power is removed from the system. This characteristic makes MRAM suitable for a large number of embedded applications, such as automotive and industrial where both performance and permanence are required.
The company was formed in June 2008 as a spin out of Freescale Semiconductor. In 2014 Everspin partnered with GLOBALFOUNDRIES for production of in-plane and perpendicular MTJ ST-MRAM on 300mm wafers, utilizing 40nm and 28nm node processes. Everspin it went public with an IPO in October 2016.
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- 1984 GMR Effect discovered
- 1996 Spin Torque Transfer is proposed
- 1996 Motorola begins MRAM research
- 1998 First Motorola MTJ
- 1999 Motorola develops 256Kb MRAM Test Chip
- 2002 Toggle patent granted to Motorola
- 2004 Motorola separates semiconductor business into Freescale Semiconductor
- 2006 Industry first MRAM (4Mb) product commercially available
- 2008 Freescale Semiconductor spins out MRAM business as Everspin Technologies
- 2008 Everspin announces BGA packages, product family from 256Kb to 4Mb
- 2009 Everspin releases SPI MRAM product family
- 2009 Everspin ships first embedded MRAM samples
- 2010 Everspin sells first million MRAMs
- 2010 Everspin qualifies industry first embedded MRAM
- 2010 Everspin releases 16Mb density
- 2011 Everspin ships its four millionth stand-alone MRAM
- 2011 Everspin ships its two millionth embedded MRAM
- 2012 Everspin produces 64Mb ST-MRAM on a 90 nm process
- 2016 Everspin announces it was shipping samples of the industry's first 256Mb ST-MRAM to customers
- 2016 Everspin goes public with an IPO on October 7.
MRAM uses the magnetism of electron spin to provide fast and enduring non-volatile memory. MRAM stores information in magnetic material that is integrated with silicon circuitry to deliver the speed of RAM with the non-volatility of Flash.
Everspin is considered to be the world's first volume MRAM supplier and established an MRAM intellectual property portfolio of more than 600 active patents and applications, many of which are fundamental and essential for MRAM technologies including MTJ-based products.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Everspin owns and operates a manufacturing line for its magnetic back-end-of-line wafer processing, using standard CMOS wafers from foundries. Everspin's current MRAM products are based on 180-nm and 130-nm process technology nodes and industry standard packages.
Data Center and Storage
Energy and Infrastructure
MRAM products have been designed into energy and infrastructure applications such as smart grid, smart meter, solar and wind applications, industrial computing and automation, and casino gaming.
Automotive and Transportation
Everspin supplies MRAM products for automotive and transportation applications including power train, brakes, safety, data logging, multimedia, navigation, camera and in-flight computers.
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