Main milestone achieved in the direction of delivering a business product
April 7, 2022 — Weebit Nano Restricted (ASX:WBT; Weebit or the Firm), a number one developer of next-generation reminiscence applied sciences for the worldwide semiconductor trade, confirms demonstration (demo) chips integrating its embedded Resistive Random-Entry Reminiscence (ReRAM) module have efficiently accomplished their practical testing section, a key step in the direction of delivering a business product. These are the primary obtainable System-on-Chips (SoCs) embedding the Weebit ReRAM array inside its reminiscence module. Potential clients can now use the demo chips to check Weebit’s ReRAM expertise forward of business orders and quantity manufacturing.
After receiving the silicon wafers containing the demo chips from manufacturing in December, Weebit, along with its growth companion CEA-Leti, sliced the wafers into chips, packaged them, and has now accomplished practical testing of the chips. Testing included programming (set and reset) and studying of all the ReRAM array utilizing sensible algorithms, error correcting code (ECC) and numerous information manipulations. It additionally included testing the operation of the entire sub-system comprising all communication interfaces and system peripherals, in addition to software program working on the RISC-V microcontroller (MCU). The whole chip is performing as anticipated.
These extremely built-in chips will now be used for characterisation and qualification – the subsequent steps on Weebit’s commercialisation path.
Coby Hanoch, CEO of Weebit Nano, stated: “Our workforce examined the entire demo chip together with the total reminiscence array, the superior options of our reminiscence module, and all the system, and confirmed that it features as anticipated. That is the primary time we will see Weebit’s modern reminiscence expertise working dwell in a totally practical chip. We at the moment are transferring into a brand new section of our roadmap throughout which clients can confidently start designing Weebit ReRAM into their SoCs. The characterisation course of is now underway and will likely be instantly adopted by full qualification.”
Chips primarily based on an identical design are at the moment being ready for fabrication in SkyWater Expertise’s US manufacturing fab. As soon as the module is certified at SkyWater, quantity manufacturing can begin. The switch of Weebit’s embedded ReRAM expertise to SkyWater’s manufacturing fab is progressing on schedule.
About Weebit Nano Restricted
Weebit Nano Ltd. is a number one developer of next-generation semiconductor reminiscence expertise. The corporate’s ground-breaking Resistive RAM (ReRAM) addresses the rising want for considerably larger efficiency and decrease energy reminiscence options in a spread of latest digital merchandise similar to Web of Issues (IoT) units, smartphones, robotics, autonomous autos, 5G communications and synthetic intelligence.
Weebit’s ReRAM permits semiconductor reminiscence parts to be considerably sooner, inexpensive, extra dependable and extra power environment friendly than these utilizing present Flash reminiscence options. As a result of it’s primarily based on fab-friendly supplies, the expertise will be shortly and simply built-in with present flows and processes, with out the necessity for particular tools or giant investments.