ADESTO TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
Adesto is a ‘fabless’ semiconductor memory company that is developing scalable, ultra-fast, low-power, non-volatile memory (NVM) solutions.
Electronics – Memory for Embedded and Stand-Alone Electronic Devices
Existing mainstream memory solutions for electronic devices suffer from high-power usage, limited scalability to small sizes and limited paths to further cost reduction.
Adesto’s memory products are based on a ‘Programmable Metallization Cell’ (PMC) technology, also referred to as ReRAM, or Resistive Random Access Memory. This technology affords a non-volatile memory (i.e., data is retained when power is removed) that operates at a lower power, can be fabricated at a lower cost and switches at a higher rate of speed than existing memory technologies including DRAM, EEPROM and flash memories. These attributes are useful in embedded applications in microcontrollers and smartcards as well as standalone devices such as ultra-low-power mobile devices and advanced electronic systems.
ReRAM works based on the electrochemical control of the placement of nanoscale quantities of metal-rich conductive clusters (2-5nm sized particles) in a thin film of a solid, insulating material. Bits of information are created within this material through precisely controlling the existence and location of very low-resistance, reversible “conductive bridges” between two electrodes, creating “on” or 1 bits of data, and regions without these conductive bridges, creating “off” or 0 bits of data. Adesto is targeting multibillion dollar markets for low-bit to mid-bit density discrete and embedded non-volatile memory (NVM).