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Crossbar Closes Series C Funding of $25M

March 31, 2014

Crossbar, Inc., a start-up company pioneering Resistive RAM (RRAM) technology, today announced it has completed a $25 million Series C funding in an oversubscribed round. Participating in the round were Crossbar’s existing investors Artiman Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Northern Light Venture Capital and the University of Michigan. In addition, new investors included SAIF Partners, Korea Investment Partners, CBC-Capital and Nick and Joby Pritzker through their family’s firm, Tao Invest, validating the mass-market opportunity and global appeal of the Crossbar technology.

Crossbar to Present Newly-Unveiled RRAM Technology at Flash Memory Summit 2013

August 13, 2013

Speaking at an industry conference for the first time, Crossbar, Inc., a start-up company pioneering a new category of very high capacity and high-performance non-volatile memory, today announced it will present at Flash Memory Summit on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, in Santa Clara, CA. Vice President of Engineering and co-Founder Hagop Nazarian, will speak about the company’s Resistive RAM (RRAM)-based technology, creating a new generation of non-volatile memory. Crossbar’s RRAM is capable of storing up to one terabyte (TB) of data on a single 200mm2 chip, and its structure is simple enough to stack onto logic in 3D on the latest technology node, using standard CMOS processes, in existing fabs. Read More

Crossbar Emerges from Stealth-Mode

August 05, 2013

Working Array Validates Manufacturability and Simplicity of Crossbar Resistive RAM

Emerging from stealth-mode today, Crossbar, Inc., a start-up company pioneering a new category of very high capacity and high-performance non-volatile memory, unveiled its Crossbar Resistive RAM (RRAM) technology. This new generation of non-volatile memory will be capable of storing up to one terabyte (TB) of data on a single 200mm2 chip, enabling massive amounts of information, such as 250 hours of HD movies, to be stored and played back from an IC smaller than a postage stamp. Crossbar today also announced it has developed a working Crossbar memory array at a commercial fab, a major milestone in the development of new memory technology, signaling its readiness to begin the first phase of productization. Read More

February 11, 2014

EE Times: RRAM - A New Approach to Embedded Memory

By Sylvain Dubois, Crossbar. Read more.

January 07, 2014

Electronics 360: 10 Startups to Follow in 2014

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January 05, 2014

New types of RAM could revolutionize your PC

New chips that blur the line between computer memory and storage are starting to move beyond niche applications and could change how we use PCs, an industry analyst said Sunday.

The chips would enable the same instant-on capability that’s common on tablets, but at much higher performance, said Tom Coughlin, founder of Coughlin Associates.

”We’re seeing the development of new solid-state storage technologies that are starting to play a role,” he said. “MRAM is one that we’re seeing playing a role providing a non-volatile memory technology, and there’s some talk about resistive RAM doing some things.” Read more.

December 09, 2013

Top five solid-state flash storage news stories of 2013

What better to describe 2013 than “The Year of Flash”? This topic generated many of the year’s top storage news stories, from advanced technology announcements to market changing acquisitions.

And that trend looks as if it will continue in 2014 as we move beyond the question of “Should I use flash in my data center?” to “Where should I use flash in my data center?” and “What kind of flash should I use?”

Analyzing the almost staggering amount of activity around flash during the past year, we’ve culled our top five flash story lines from 2013. Read more.

December 04, 2013

Apple Should Secure This Memory Technology Before Its Competition Does

What if I told you there was a non-volatile memory technology available that could fit one Terabyte “TB” of storage on a single chip smaller than a postage stamp, was 3D stackable for multiple Terabytes of storage, had 20x faster write speeds than NAND flash with 20x lower power consumption and 10x the durability. What if this memory technology was CMOS compatible making it relatively easy to manufacture at current foundries, had been successfully fabbed at a large commercial foundry, and was nearly ready for commercialization?

You would probably ask me for the ticker symbol and buy shares!

Well that technology is actually here, it is called Resistive Random Access Memory “RRAM,” and it is being developed by a private company called Crossbar, Inc. (sorry no ticker). The thesis for this article is Apple (AAPL) should buy Crossbar Inc. and secure the technology to drive increased demand and improved margins around Apple’s iPads, iPhones, and iPods and to keep it out of its competitors’ hands. Read more.

November 26, 2013

EDN: The drive for SSDs: What’s holding back NAND flash?

By Hagop Nazarian and Sylvain Dubois, Crossbar. Read more.

September 20, 2013

CBS: Bay Area Company’s Chip Promises Big Leaps In Storage, Battery Life

By Allen Martin
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A tech company based in the Bay Area is on the verge of introducing a chip that could solve the biggest problems of today’s gadgets. Read more

August 09, 2013

Crossbar: Disrupting Flash Memory

Today, we introduce the technology that allows devices to have up to one terra byte capacity in the size of a postage stamp. View more

August 06, 2013

Crossbar announced a new 1TB RAM

Crossbar announced a new 1TB RAM that will hold onto data even after the system is powered off. View the video to learn more

August 06, 2013

5 Ways RRAM Could Change Mobile

Crossbar says its emerging Resistive RAM technology rewrites the rules for storage and power consumption on mobile devices. Read more

August 06, 2013

Crossbar's RRAM Could Disrupt Flash Memory Market

Flash memory runs the world right now. It’s a $60 billion market at the heart of virtually all electronics. Thanks to Crossbar’s resistive RAM technology, though, Flash may soon be a fading memory (pun intended). Read more

August 06, 2013

Your 2015 Smartphone Could Have a Battery Charge of Several Weeks

A crazy type of RAM chip could fit tons more memory into smartphones, meaning they will consume less power. Combined with other innovations, it means your 2015 smartphone may run for weeks. Read more

August 06, 2013

A Solution to Skimpy Storage is in Our Future

As we rely more on phones and tablets for our computing needs, it seems like we’re always running out of storage. Most mobile devices top out at 64GB, and while you might see a tablet with 128GB of 256GB of storage, that’s still a long way from the terabyte or more that you find on even the most basic laptops and desktops. Read more

August 05, 2013

Startup's 'RRAM' Tech Promises 1TB Memory for Mobile Devices

A California startup called Crossbar is working on an alternative to current NAND Flash memory chips like those used in mobile devices and other consumer electronics products which could serve up a terabyte of storage and playback capacity on “an IC smaller than a postage stamp.” Read more

August 05, 2013

Startup Crossbar Pits RRAM Against DRAM and Flash Storage

Startup Crossbar emerged from stealth mode Monday to announce its version of RRAM (resistive random-access memory), a new type of memory that could be a successor to flash storage and DRAM. Read more

August 05, 2013

How Crossbar Wants to Jolt Memory Capacity and Cut Power Use

of stealth with a demonstration unit of resistive RAM that could present a viable next-generation alternative to NAND flash for devices and servers. Read more

August 05, 2013

Crossbar Says It Will Explode the $60B Flash Memory Market with Resistive RAM, Which Stores a Terabyte on a Chip

Crossbar is announcing today a new kind of memory chip that can replace flash memory, one of the fundamental building blocks of digital electronics, in a number of of applications. Read more

August 05, 2013

Crossbar Enters Race to Change Memory Chips

Several kinds of chips are used to store data, all of them good at some parts of that job but not others. A company called Crossbar has been quietly planning to disrupt a big chunk of that memory market. Read more

August 05, 2013

ReRAM Startup Bets on Silver

A resistive RAM non-volatile memory technology that could be embedded in SoCs and used in multilayered terabyte memory ICs is being brought to market by a well-backed and well-connected startup called Crossbar Inc. Read more

August 05, 2013

ReRAM, the Memory Tech That Will Eventually Replace NAND Flash, Finally Comes to Market

A new memory technology company, Crossbar, has broken cover with a new ReRAM design it claims will allow for commercialization of the technology. Read more

August 05, 2013

Flash Successor Announced

Flash, despite its vast success, is hardly an ideal storage medium – for one thing it gets slower and more fragile as it shrinks – so many expect resistance RAM – ReRAM – to win long term. Crossbar announces the first ReRAM that could replace flash. Read more

August 05, 2013

Startup Pits RRAM Against DRAM and Flash Storage

Startup Crossbar emerged from stealth mode Monday to announce its version of RRAM (resistive random-access memory), a new type of memory that could be a successor to flash storage and DRAM. Read more

August 05, 2013

Startup Crossbar Pits RRAM Against DRAM and Flash Storage

Startup Crossbar emerged from stealth mode Monday to announce its version of RRAM (resistive random-access memory), a new type of memory that could be a successor to flash storage and DRAM. Read more

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Crossbar Technology – Real time TEM visualization of filament formation

8/5/2013

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