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The gap between academia and industry in resistive switching research

While academic research into resistive switching materials continues to grow, Intel recently shut down its resistive switching memory manufacturing plant. What does this mean for the future of nanoelectronic technologies based on resistive switching devices?

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Fig. 1: The memory hierarchy and the role of resistive switching memories.
Fig. 2: Test structures commonly used in academia and industry.


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We would like to thank S. Bertolazzi from Yole Development and S. Pazos from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology for useful discussions, as well as W. Lu from the University of Michigan for providing an early version of Fig. 1b.

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G.M. and I.N. are employees of Weebit Nano, which is looking to commercialize resistive switching devices based on metal oxides.

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Lanza, M., Molas, G. & Naveh, I. The gap between academia and industry in resistive switching research. Nat Electron 6, 260–263 (2023).

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