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A Brief History of Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM) from Fujitsu

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on August 28, 2016

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Fujitsu Limited has offered a continuous stream of memory products for more than 46 years since 1969. Today Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited offers products based on Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM), a type of high quality, high reliability non-volatile memory.

Development of FRAM began in 1995, and Fujitsu has a track record of more than 17 years of mass production. Fujitsu has previously received inquiries from customers in 43 countries all over the world regarding a diverse range of more than 200 types of applications.

Because FRAM has both features of a random accessibility and non-volatility, it works as working memory and also can store data even when power is turned off. As compared with conventional types of non-volatile memory, such as EEPROM (Electrically Erasable and Programmable Read-Only Memory) and Flash memory, FRAM exhibits superior performance through faster write speeds, greater read/write cycle endurance and lower power consumption. 

FRAM has been employed for smart cards and RFID tags (Radio Frequency IDentification tags, i.e., electronic tags) in the customer applications, and also for power meters, automation machinery, medical RFID tags in the industrial applications. 

According to recent applications for IoT (internet of things), ultra-low power consumption, high speed and high read/ write endurance non-volatile memory is needed. FRAM is most suitable memory for such demands and Fujitsu has been provided with our FRAM for wearable devices, industrial robots, and drones etc.

Fujitsu continues developing memory products that are suitable for customer applications while striving to lower power consumption, extend the operating temperature range, and increase density.


For additional Fujitsu product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, an authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips, modules and dev/eval tools. www.symmetryelectronics.com/contact-us or call (877) 466-9722.

Through high quality and stable product supply backed up by our superior technical capabilities, Fujitsu has offered our FRAM to customers who need memory reliability.

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on August 28, 2016

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

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