SRAM memory has new competition with MRAM devices becoming mainstream but not anytime soon.
MRAM is built from magnetoresistive random access memory and Everspin has developed 16megabit modules to replace battery backed SRAM devices or Flash memory which has been called unreliable.
”None of those of those technologies will replace DRAM or NAND flash anytime soon,” Mitchell said.
MRAM though will not be taking over the SRAM market due to the problems of manufacturing it – it was originally announced back in the 1990’s but only now is it being seen in a limited amount of devices.
The new MRAM modules are built on 180nm technology whereas the latest Flash devices are built on 25nm technology.