European consortium creates largest flexible memory arrays
The EU-funded eMbedded Organic Memory Arrays (MOMA) project has announced the largest re-programmable non-volatile memory arrays yet produced on flexible substrates.
Its 256-bit transistor-based and 1-kbit diode-based arrays are said to exhibit state-of-the-art performance in numerous key memory parameters, plus excellent production yields. The 1-kbit (32x32) array is said to be the largest flexible memory array to date. Further MOMA has achieved production yields close to 100% and created the thin-film read-out electronics necessary for use in real applications.
In the remaining months of the project, the partners will combine all these building blocks into a 96-bit array with the related read/write circuitry, creating a complete embedded flexible memory suitable for applications such as Electronic Product Code (EPC) tags. The project partners are now looking for interested parties to cooperate on further development and commercialisation of the technology.
The European Union launched the MOMA project in 2010 to develop low-cost, reprogrammable polymer memories and integrate them with thin-film transistors on flexible plastic substrates. The consortium brings together commercial and research partners from across the memory value chain. These partners are chip maker STMicroelectronics, materials supplier Solvay Specialty Polymers, innovation centres imec and Holst Centre, Catholic University of Louvain and University of Groningen.