Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Technologies (NVM): 1/2 Day

$350 – NAND flash non-volatile memory (NVM) took over 30 years to emerge as a broad-based data storage alternative. But now that flash has established the path, we can expect other new NVM technologies to emerge more quickly. One key is matching each technology’s unique characteristics to applications that can benefit from them the most.

This tutorial introduces the most popular NVM technologies and explains their principles of operation, their pros and cons, and what new developments to expect. You’ll learn the fundamentals of phase change memory, ReRAM, memristor, spin-transfer torque, and other emerging technologies, as well as how they fit into the current landscape. The knowledge you gain will help you to understand what it will take for any of these to replace flash!

Many new NVM technologies use sophisticated concepts from quantum physics. Your instructor, Chuck Sobey, is well-known for his ability to make difficult technological concepts clear and useful. You’ll be able to ask this veteran storage R&D consultant your most pressing questions and draw on his technical expertise and industry insight.

Reliable, unbiased information is critical for making the right decisions! So don’t proceed (and spend a lot of development money) without a clear understanding of the fundamentals of these rapidly-evolving technologies, and where they can make the biggest impact for your company! Get an insider’s view into what’s happening in the industry and what you’re likely to see both near-term and long-term.

New NVM Technologies is a great way to get up-to-date quickly and take maximum advantage of your attendance at the Flash Memory Summit. It is also an excellent stand-alone learning experience for those with limited time. Cut through the hype surrounding new NVM technologies! Conquer the fear and apprehension regarding what might replace flash technology! Learn how to ask the tough questions and know when you get the right answers for your application!

This tutorial is designed for engineers, managers, and executives who need to make immediate decisions. It is presented by KnowledgeTek, the world’s leading data storage technology training company. Suggested prerequisites include a technical background and interest in data storage; this introductory class does not assume detailed engineering knowledge of chips, drives, non-volatile memory, or storage systems.

Memory vs. storage
Why do we need new NVM technologies?
NVM approaches: Magnetic, charge, phase, filamentary, bulk, etc.
Understanding the incumbent: The pros, cons, and future of NAND flash

Access devices
Cross point arrays
3- and 4-terminal devices
Multi-bit per cell approaches
3D fabrication compatibility

Phase change memory (PCM, PC-RAM)
3D XPoint™
MRAM: Spin-transfer torque (STT-RAM)
ReRAM: Filamentary, interface, bulk, ion transport, memristor
MRAM: Spin-orbit torque (SOT-RAM)

Endurance and retention
Signal processing and error correction coding (ECC)
Speed, error rate, and power
Controller partitioning

Planning your strategy
The device determines the system
What to watch for at the Summit!
Suggested sources of reference information