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Crocus Technology’s Magnetic Logic UnitTM (MLUTM) architecture offers exceptional stability and speed, making it ideal for a wide range of applications including secure microcontrollers for communicating devices. This groundbreaking architecture can be used for technology nodes as advanced as 22 nm.
Crocus Technology, founded in 2004, boasts a portfolio of leading-edge technology and holds over 100 patents. Its MLUTM architecture has transformed the smart card industry by providing low power, high read/write speed, high endurance, and non-volatile memory that can operate at high temperatures. Industry giant IBM has recently formed a technology development partnership with Crocus to leverage the French company’s extensive know-how in magnetic technology.
Crocus is based in Grenoble with a branch office in the US, and carries out R&D in association with Leti and two other Grenoble research centers: the Microelectronic Technology Laboratory (LTM) and Spintec. Crocus has also formed a joint venture in Russia to build a 12 inches wafer manufacturing facility.
Its MLUTM architecture can also be used instead of flash memory in microcontrollers to perform extremely secure authentication functions.
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