Ramtron: Staying ahead of the competition
As part of the team’s ongoing efforts to spice up contents for the blog, we will be introducing a series of short email interviews conducted with various sponsors and exhibitors. To kickstart this new initiative, we spoke to Mr. Dan Secrest, Senior Marketing Manager Wireless Memory Products from Ramtron International Corporation. The U.S semiconductor maker recently made waves in the RFID industry with MaxArias™ , a breakthrough wireless memory technology that enables a new generation of RF applications. RFID World Asia 2011, one of the 7 co-located events alongside Cards Asia 2011, is proud to have Ramtron International Corporation as it’s Power Luncheon Sponsor.
RFID World Asia 2011 Organising Team: What do you plan to achieve at RFID World Asia 2011?
Mr. Secrest: Our primary goal is to connect with influential players in the RFID industry and educate them about the new capabilities that can be enabled by Ramtron’s wireless memory products. We are creating a whole new field of opportunities for our customers in this area and we want to make sure they are up to speed on what can be accomplished by using the unique features of our wireless memory devices.
Tell us more about the promising solutions that MaxArias™delivers. What can customers expect to benefit from MaxArias™?
Ramtron’s MaxArias™ wireless memory is the 3rd generation of UHF RF-enabled technology for data-rich applications that demand extended memory capacity, faster read/write speed and gamma stability. MaxArias™ wireless memory technology has much to offer system integrators by facilitating remote data storage access, automating asset identification, and accelerating data transactions. The unique benefits of Ramtron’s wireless memory products include:
- Symmetrical read & write
Write operations are zero power, resulting in no power or speed penalty for executing writes. Device reads and writes at same distance.
- Superior write-speed
Zero delay writes provide unprecedented system performance and data storage capability. More data can be stored faster.
- Block-write integrity
SureWrite™ feature prevents data corruption during full block-writes, ensuring complete data integrity.
- Magnetic field and gamma radiation tolerance
MaxArias is impervious to magnetic fields and resistant to gamma radiation. It offers reliable data retention for 20 years and eliminates the complexities, overhead, and system reliability concerns of other memory technologies.
“To stay ahead, you’ve got to be ahead.” - What is Ramtron as an R&D powerhouse doing to stay ahead? What is reinvested into R&D?
We must continue to innovate. We have a robust roadmap of product features that we plan to integrate into our wireless memory products. Adding additional communication protocols and in-demand security features are among them.
Much has been said about ‘eco-friendliness’ and ‘going green’, how is Ramtron responding to this?
Our product strategy is based on groundbreaking new products in the wireless and low power nonvolatile memory arenas. Our plan is to leverage the unique low power and high performance characteristics of our F-RAM technology to create eco-friendly high memory RFID, energy harvesting, wireless sensor network, and low power medical spaces. For example, our upcoming ultra low power F-RAM memory is expected to consume 99.9% less power than our closest non-volatile EEPROM competitor. This low power advantage translates into longer battery life or more data collection opportunities in power sensitive applications like hearing aids and remote utility metering applications.
Complete the following sentence: When people think of ‘Ramtron’, they will relate it to….
The lowest power non-volatile memory products in the world!
About Ramtron International Corporation
Ramtron International Corporation is the leading supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric semiconductors, including ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and Processor Companions, and mixed-signal functions for processor-based systems. The company is publicly traded (Nasdaq: RMTR) with offices worldwide. Ramtron is a fabless operation holding strategic partnerships with memory producers in the U.S. and Asia.
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