Nantero is a nanotechnology company using carbon nanotubes for the development of next-generation semiconductor devices. These devices include memory, logic, and other semiconductor products. In the field of memory, Nantero is developing NRAM™, a high-density nonvolatile Random Access Memory. The company's objective is to deliver a product that will replace all existing forms of memory, such as DRAM, SRAM and flash memory, with NRAM™ serving as universal memory. The potential applications for the nonvolatile memory Nantero is developing are extensive and include the ability to enable instant-on computers and to replace the memory in devices such as cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, and PDAs, as well as applications in the networking arena. NRAM™ can be manufactured for both standalone and embedded memory applications.
Nantero will license complete packages to enable manufacturers to produce, market, and sell nanotube-based semiconductor products, such as NRAM™, which can be used in both standalone and embedded memory applications. These technology transfer packages will include a process module and the associated process knowledge, intellectual property rights, and the necessary nanotube materials.
Nantero is the first company to actively develop semiconductor products using carbon nanotubes in a production CMOS fab. Nantero's extensive intellectual property portfolio currently includes over 80 patent applications, of which over 25 have already been granted.