Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi
Session 6 - Inaugural Lectures by Fellows / Associates
Moving towards a Memory-centric World
We live in an era which is more memory-centric than ever. Factors that contribute to the ever increasing importance of memory are – (i) Saturation of Moore’s law, (ii) ease of generating enormous amounts of data and (iii) exciting new material properties. A fundamental shift in the vastly successful Von Neumann computational paradigm is needed to overcome the bottlenecks associated with data-intensive applications. This is where next generation Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) begins to play a significant role. In our research at IIT-D, we have been actively working on exploiting the characteristics of emerging NVM nanodevices and nanomaterials for a multitude of novel applications. We have explored several emerging nanoelectronic technologies and developed an entire memory-centric application ecosystem comprising of hybrid CMOS-NVM circuits. In this talk, I will present a brief overview of our on-going R&D efforts related to NVM and its applications spanning across technology and use cases.