Nantero Announces Routine Use of Nanotubes in Production CMOS Fabs

Nantero, Inc., a nanotechnology company using carbon nanotubes for the development of next-generation semiconductor devices, has resolved all of the major obstacles that had been preventing carbon nanotubes from being used in mass production in semiconductor fabs.

Nantero is developing NRAM –a high-density nonvolatile random access memory device. NRAM is a ‘universal memory’ that is slated to replace all existing forms of storage, such as DRAM, SRAM and flash memory. The revenue potential for NRAMTM, adds up to over $100B when replacing the memory in applications such as cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, and PDAs, as well as in networking applications. NRAMTM will also enable the instant-on feature in computers which will eliminate the initialization period when computers are turned on. NRAM can be manufactured both as standalone devices and as embedded memory in application- specific devices such as ASIC and microcontrollers.

The companies that will benefit if NRAM succeeds.
Harris & Harris (Nasdaq: TINY)
LSI Logic (NYSE: LSI)
On Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN)

Memory chips based on the technology were in “pre-producton” in 2006 and should be out sometime in 2007

They are on production fabs

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