The semiconductor industry needs, more than ever, new memory paradigms to tackle with the storage, processing, energy consumption and cost demands of the integrated circuits oriented to the Internet of Things.
The REMINDER project is ultimately focused to develop an embedded Floating Body DRAM solution for IoT cut-edge devices, i.e. the pursued memory block will be optimized for ultra-low-power consumption, variability immunity, and low cost, in addition to the footprint miniaturization.
The pragmatic approach for quick lab-to-market demonstration is to use the established FDSOI technology, without introducing alternative materials or new steps in the fabrication process (different from the ones already necessary to fabricate the rest of blocks in the system).
In parallel, we will also define longer-term FB-DRAM solutions using emerging technologies that are not yet established (III-V, NWs, and SiGe).