New Memory Technology Lab
Developing the next generation of memory technology
The New Memory Technology (NMT) Lab has local teams of leading scientists and engineers developing advanced materials and devices that will enable future STT-MRAM* memory technology to achieve widespread commercial adoption. The lab is developing embedded and standalone memories as well as exploring potential uses of spintronics technology in logic devices. The lab’s industry-leading teams of researchers have strong technical background in physics, material science, and electrical engineering. The teams that they comprise are truly international in terms of cultural, heritage, and educational backgrounds.

The lab is pioneering ground-breaking R&D on STT-MRAM technology. Unlike traditional semiconductor technology, lab researchers are exploring technologies that harness the spin of an electron and its interaction with engineered magnetic materials – the essence of spintronics – as a potential basis for future memory technology. STT-MRAM is a scalable, next -generation, semiconductor memory technology that is nonvolatile and fast, operating at low power with unlimited endurance.

Scientists and engineers at the NMT Lab work on internal advanced R&D projects in material and process development, modeling and simulation, and design and characterization. They do so in collaboration with leading industrial research groups and top university researchers around the globe.

*Spin-transfer torque, magnetic random-access memory

Determining the future of logic technology
The Advanced Logic Lab (ALL), located in Austin, TX, was created in 2012 with a focus on driving the logic technology roadmap for low-power mobile products.

The lab combines Samsung strengths in many research areas including computational device physics, materials science, interface chemistry, technology integration, and device/circuit interaction. Researchers in all of these disciplines are working closely with internal technology and product groups as well as driving global research and innovation through collaboration with consortia and universities. The goal of these high-level collaborations is to develop the fundamental direction for the logic technologies of the future.

Improving advanced semiconductor manufacturing
The Samsung Device Lab (SDL) develops simulation solutions for advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology requirements.

The Device Lab was initiated in January 2011 and is based in Silicon Valley. The lab focuses on the development of Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) models and simulation software for deploying advanced manufacturing processes for semiconductor devices and materials. SDL supports logic, memory and LED technology development, as well as the development of compact models for advanced logic and memory technology.

In addition, the teams of top engineering talent at the lab conduct pioneering TCAD-based device research on extremely low-power applications, and advanced model and metrology development for the Optical Proximity Correction (OPC) used in semiconductor device manufacturing.