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  • Weebit Nano (WBT) tapes out its demonstration chips integrating its embedded resistive Random-Access Memory (ReRAM) module to SkyWater Technology’s foundry
  • This signifies a major milestone toward commercialisation as it is the first tape-out of Weebit’s ReRAM technology to a production fabrication plant
  • The technology will be available on SkyWater’s 130 nanometres CMOS process, which is ideal for applications such as analog, power management and automotive
  • Further, SkyWater customers can now use the highly integrated demo chip as the final platform for testing and prototyping ahead of volume production
  • Shares in Weebit Nano up 5.12 per cent, trading at $2.26 as of 12:04 pm AEST

Semiconductor company Weebit Nano (WBT) has taped-out and released its demonstration chips to manufacturing.

The chips are integrated with Weebit’s embedded resistive Random-Access Memory (ReRAM) module to semi-conductor manufacture SkyWater Technology’s foundry.

This is a major milestone towards commercialisation as it is the first tape-out of Weebit’s ReRAM technology to a production fabrication plant.

The technology will be available on SkyWater’s 130 nanometres complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor process, which is ideal for applications such as analog, power management and automotive.

Further, SkyWater customers can now use the highly integrated demo chip as the final platform for testing and prototyping ahead of volume production.

Weebit CEO Coby Hanoch called the partnership with SkyWater close and efficient, enabling the company to meet their milestones and closer to volume production.

“This successful tap-out concludes the technology transfer to SkyWater’s US production fabrication plant (fab), and once the chips are back from the fab, we will proceed with technology qualification,” he said.

“We’re in discussions with early-adopter customers looking to leverage our faster, more efficient memory technology to increase their competitiveness in the market.”

SkyWater President and CEO said it plans to offer the product as part of its growing portfolio of silicon-proven design internet protocol.

Weebit’s embedded ReRAM module includes a 256 kilobyte ReRAM array, control logic, decoders, input/output communication elements and error correcting code.

It is designed with unique patent-pending analog and digital smart circuitry running smart algorithms, thereby significantly enhancing the memory array’s technical parameters.

Additionally, it supports an extended temperature range, 10 years’ data retention at high temperatures, fast access time, extremely low standby power, and is radiation-hardened by nature.

The demo chip comprises a full sub-system for embedded applications, including the Weebit ReRAM module, a RISC-V microcontroller, system interfaces, memories and peripherals.

Shares in Weebit Nano were up 5.12 per cent, trading at $2.26 as of 12:04 pm AEST.

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