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R&D collaboration in integrated electronic systems receives top award


This is a picture of an innovative integrated electronic systems. Credit: CIES, Tohoku University.
18 Oct 2016 Sendai - Tohoku University's Tetsuo Endoh, Tokyo Electron Limited's Gishi Chung and Keysight Technologies Inc.'s Masaki Yamamoto have been awarded Japan's Prime Minister's Award for Contribution to Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration.

The award recognizes outstanding achievements or pioneering efforts in industry-academia-government collaboration, especially by leaders in businesses, academia and public research institutions.

The collaboration brought expertise from scientists at Tohoku University and partnered them with major global companies Tokyo Electron and Keysight Technologies to research and develop innovative integrated electronics systems. Together, the group has developed high tech equipment for manufacturing and evaluating STT-MRAM - Spin Transfer Torque - Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory. This is a memory device that uses magnetoresistance - a material's tendency to change its electrical resistance when a magnetic field is applied externally. The device is capable of high-speed random access, and consumes very little power as it retains the data even when the power is off. Because of these features, STT-MRAM is gaining traction as the next-generation technology for such applications as embedded memory, main memory and logic.

"We are delighted that our research with consortium members has been successful", stated Professor Endoh, Director of the Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems (CIES) at Tohoku University. "The CIES' global consortium is unique, with a system that makes it easier for academic, industry and government organisations to collaborate. These partnerships are essential for advancing the research and application of integrated spintronic devices worldwide."

For his part in the joint effort, Professor Endoh has helped establish an R&D hub for advanced integrated circuits - CIES' global consortium - at Tohoku University. As a financially independent and self-sustainable operation, the CIES consortium provides a successful example for R&D management in universities.

The consortium allows two-part contracts with contributing companies: the first part consisting of basic rules for all members, while the second part takes into account individual requests, allowing flexibility within a united framework. Intellectual Property of core technologies is also managed at CIES so that they can provide free licenses for all participants. Currently the consortium has more than 30 members.

Professor Endoh has pioneered 3D NAND memory research, and contributed to its mass production. The large capacity storage technology is widely used in USB drives, SD cards and SSDs.

World class manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment, Tokyo Electron Limited, led by Senior Vice President Gishi Chung, was acknowledged for its part in developing equipment for manufacturing STT-MRAM. Similarly, Keysight Technologies spearheaded by the vice president and general manager of Keysight's Hachioji Semiconductor Test Division, Masaki Yamamoto, has developed equipment to evaluate STT-RAM. Both companies have launched sales of the equipment, a move which forecasts STT-RAM as the future of high performance non-volatile memory. This will make manufacturing the technology possible on a global scale.

The Cabinet Office of the Japanese Government has played a central role in identifying and honouring successful cases of academic-industry-government collaboration since 2003.

Source: Tohoku University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-10-24

Focus

EUDAT Project Director Damien Lecarpentier to expand on added value of EUDAT for data storage, the success of the first DI4R Conference and on the importance of Key Performance Indicators for e-infrastructures ...

Quantum computing

Exploring defects in nanoscale devices for possible quantum computing applications ...

Quantum computers: 10-fold boost in stability achieved ...

New 3D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2017 seeks contributors for Conference programme ...

Middleware

Allinea brings new software performance briefings to SC16 ...

Hardware

Innovative technique for shaping light could solve bandwidth crunch ...

R&D collaboration in integrated electronic systems receives top award ...

UK Met Office installs new HPC system to significantly improve productivity of weather and climate data analysis ...

Fast data sharing with South Korea via Netherlight ...

NSF funds new projects to advance energy-efficient computing ...

Applications

Can we find more benign nanomaterials? ...

Scientists find technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic devices ...

A new class of materials could realize quantum computers ...

Rhön-Klinikum Hospitals to study how IBM Watson can support doctors in the diagnosis of rare diseases ...

Predicting jellyfish invasions at coastal power stations ...

IBM and Quest Diagnostics launch Watson-powered genomic sequencing service to help physicians bring precision cancer treatments to patients nationwide ...

A new spin on superconductivity ...

Insilico Medicine to present on recent advances in AI at BioData World in Cambridge ...

Unraveling the science behind biomass breakdown ...

T-rays will speed up computer memory by a factor of 1,000 ...

Promise of gene therapy for glaucoma shines bright in award-winning image ...

The Cloud

Amazon Web Services Cloud now available to customers from data centres in Ohio ...

IBM Cloud expands Bluemix ecosystem in China to fuel blockchain and IoT innovation ...

Atos teams with VMware to launch Digital Private Cloud offering ...

DNAstack launches genomics platform to accelerate disease research and precision medicine ...