The smartphone has changed the world and people’s daily life and work. It has become the universal device that is always with you. Wearable devices and sensors are changing the way people take care of themselves and interact with the world while they’re on the go. In this rapidly growing segment, smooth, instantaneous interactions between the user and the device are as vital as size and battery life. User’s expectation about smartphone and smart watches are in weeks. Current solutions based on Flash based solid state storage solutions face challenges to last more than a day.

The users of mobile computing expect to have smaller, more portable, high performance, low power mobile device, enabling them to function reliably for long periods in a broad range of environmental conditions. The wearable devices’ users are expecting to enable very fast wake-up and application launch time, then put back these wearable electronic devices in stand-by mode before next user interaction.

Crossbar ReRAM is ideal as an integrated storage solution in mobile computing devices Crossbar ReRAM will enable a new generation of wearable electronics

Crossbar’s ReRAM memory technology delivers 100X lower read latency, 20x faster write performance, 10x high capacity, 20x lower power consumption compared to today’s best-in-class NAND Flash memory. What this technology enables is also the possibility to integrate such high performance memory arrays on top of high-end application processors CMOS chip to get rid of external memory component bottleneck. Mobile computing architectures can be re-invented with ReRAM technology, paving the way to a new era of tightly integrated memory + computing systems, announcing synapse-based neuromorphic processing revolution.

Whether it’s a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone or a wearable device, Crossbar high-performance memory solutions are ideal for enabling them to be smaller and more feature-packed than ever, giving them the capacity they need for handling today’s and future applications and content without sapping crucial battery life.

When Crossbar first emerged from stealth-mode, there was no question that flash memory was running out of steam and the industry had set its sights on ReRAM as the next generation technology with the most promise for high density non-volatile memory. Since then, the company has achieved major technical advances and with this announcement, we now have silicon proof of Crossbar ReRAM technology and can see a potential path towards the commercialization of a next generation storage technology.
Greg Wong
Founder, President and Principal Analyst, Forward Insights