Ferroelectric Memories: The Middle Ground

The first article in this series considered the use of ferroelectrics to improve subthreshold swing behavior in logic transistors. The prospects for ferroelectrics in logic applications are uncertain, but ferroelectric memories have clear advantages. The two most common commercial memories lie at opposite ends of a spectrum. DRAM is fast, but requires constant power to maintain its informat... » read more

FeFETs Bring Promise And Challenges

Ferroelectric FETs (FeFETs) and memory (FeRAM) are generating high levels of interest in the research community. Based on a physical mechanism that hasn’t yet been commercially exploited, they join the other interesting new physics ideas that are in various stages of commercialization. “FeRAM is very promising, but it's like all promising memory technologies — it takes a while to get b... » read more