MRAM related companies
Grandis, established in 2002 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, develops Spin Torque Transfer based RAM technology (STT-MRAM). STT-RAMTM is a "second generation" magnetic random access memory (MRAM) which solves the writing current scaling problem for conventional MRAM.
In November 2002, Grandis announced a collaboration with Renesas, and in April 2008 they extended this collaboration. They have also announced a licensing deal with Hynix.
Freescale Semiconductor (formerly Motorola Semi) is a leading global semiconductor company focused on providing embedded processing and connectivity products to large, high-growth markets. Freescale is one of the pioneers of the MRAM industry.
In July 2006, Freescale became the first company to offer commercial MRAM modules (4 Mbit,25$). IP issues with NVE are still open.
Crocus is an early stage startup, headquartered in Grenoble (France) with operations in the Paris area and in Silicon Valley.
Crocus mission is to become the leading supplier of products and technologies to the MRAM market. The MRAM technology that is the foundation on which Crocus is built was developed in the Grenoble-based Spintec research center and Crocus has formal joint development programs with Spintec and other leading European laboratories.
In June 2006, Crocus raised $17 million.