Kevin Conley is CEO of Everspin Technologies, the only commercial producer of discrete MRAM devices. Before joining Everspin, he spent over 21 years at SanDisk, a market leader in flash memory, rising to the positions of CTO and Sr VP/GM, Client Storage Solutions (CSS). He has a passion for transforming markets through disruptive technologies as evidenced by his role in driving flash memory into photography, music, and information storage applications. Conley has 25 years of experience in the non-volatile memory business and holds over 80 patents in non-volatile memory architecture and management. He earned an MS in computer architecture/ASIC design and a BSEE from Santa Clara University, and graduated from Stanford's Executive Program.
Abstract: The MRAM Revolution
MRAM is finally fulfilling the promise of true universal persistent memory, delivering the benefit of persistence with the performance and endurance needed for memory workloads. MRAM is over 100,000 times faster than flash memory, has memory class endurance, and can attach directly at the CPU memory interface. It meets the demands of high-speed caches, accelerators, long-lifetime embedded systems, low-power applications, and much more. Rapidly emerging markets for MRAM include artificial intelligence, robotics, enterprise storage, fintech, mobile edge devices (IoT), smart factories, automotive, medical imaging, and drones. For developers to harness the potential of MRAM, a new design approach is needed, one that assumes non-volatility from the start. The industry must also foster an ecosystem of hardware and software suppliers, technical expertise, support groups, and standards. MRAM is in production now, gaining traction with customers, and its market opportunities will only multiply as designers discover the incredible benefits it delivers.
About Everspin Technologies:
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Everspin Technologies, Inc. is the worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing, and commercially shipping discrete and embedded Magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) and Spin-Torque MRAM (ST-MRAM) into markets and applications where data persistence and integrity, low latency, and security are paramount. With over 70 Million MRAM and ST-MRAM products deployed in data center, cloud storage, energy, industrial, automotive, and transportation markets, Everspin has built the strongest and fastest growing foundation of MRAM users in the world. More information is available at Everspin Technologies.
Vice President of Embedded Memory
Dave Eggleston is the Vice President of Embedded Memory at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, which he joined in 2015. Dave has responsibility for the embedded volatile and non-volatile memory technologies at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, as well as the related strategic direction and initiatives. Dave is the former CEO and President of Unity Semiconductor, an RRAM industry pioneer acquired by Rambus. He has held technical executive management roles at Rambus, Micron (where he built and spearheaded the NAND systems engineering organization), SanDisk, and AMD. He holds 28 patents in NAND flash and next-generation ReRAM memory, storage system usage, and high volume manufacturing. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of two NVM start-up companies. He received his MSEE from Santa Clara University and his BSEE from Duke University.
Abstract: eMRAM: Winning the IoT and AI Applications
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a leading full-service semiconductor foundry providing a unique combination of design, development, and fabrication services to some of the world’s most inspired technology companies. With a global manufacturing footprint spanning three continents, GLOBALFOUNDRIES makes possible the technologies and systems that transform industries and give customers the power to shape their markets. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by Mubadala Investment Company. More information is available at GLOBALFOUNDRIES.