EU FP6 Projects on Memory Technologies
Magnetic Logic promises low power non-volatile computing, "on the fly" reprogrammability, masively parallel character and ultrafast operation and thus has the potential to become akey technology for logi circuits. Magnetic Logic could also bring together real time reconfiguration and universal memory-key success factorscompared toothersemicnductor techniques for reconfigurable logic.
TThis FET-OPEN STREPS project will integrate key European research groups the field hitherto unrelated to eah other. Three approaches to Magnetic Logic will be compared to establish the proof of concept of this new technology, keeping Europe at the forefront of magnetic logic. The consortium comprises the two leading European laboratories UOB and UDUR, reinforced by groups bringing alternative approaches (CEA-Hall effect), experimental and theoretical techniques (TUKL and UPS)and an industrial partner (ST) with the capacity for developing the requiredarchitecture and advanced CMOS technology. The largest of the four work packages jointly explores and drives forward the frontiers of magnetic logic by establishing full Boolean families and interconnects. This basic research will be accompanied by efforts guaranteeing the integrability of Magnetic Logic into application devices, i.e. issues of scalability, compatibility with a Silicon environment and smart card applications. This will ensure a fast flow of the results obtained in this project into future industrial plans for productst.
Coordinator: UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD Department of Physics, Germany
Partners:COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE, France; UNIVERSITE PARIS XI,France; STMICROELECTRONICS SA, France; TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany; UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM, UK.