Canon Anelva and Imec set to conduct memory research

Canon Anelva, a supplier of processing equipment for the semiconductor device manufacturing industry, and Imec, a nanoelectronics research centre in Belgium, are set to collaborate on advanced spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random access memory (STT-MRAM) research and development (R&D).

The collaboration will run in the framework of Imec’s R&D programme on advanced emerging memory technologies. The programme is intended to explore the full technology potential of STT-MRAM, including performance beyond 1nsec and scalability beyond 10nm, for embedded and standalone applications.

Research will be carried out on Canon Anelva’s deposition tool, which has been installed in Imec’s 3mm clean room. The tool is said to complement Imec’s advanced STT-MRAM equipment cluster.