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Emerging Memory for Artificial Intelligence and IoT
Latest developments of A.I. and IoT put different requirements on memory from traditional applications. Speed and density are not the only criteria for choosing an adequate memory solution; power consumption is becoming the dominant constraints on the outlook of the coming new technologies. In this paper, we will review several categories of emerging memories, including ReRAM, PCRAM, MRAM, and several special memories, and cast them in light of the special requirements for artificial intelligence and IoT. There are two types of artificial intelligence, one for the computing-intensive training and one for the edge intelligence. These two applications may favor different flavors of memories. IoT itself is not an industry. IoT includes smart home, smart automotive, industry 4.0, and many others, with all kinds of mixed interface between machine and machine or people. Different IoT applications will also favor different kinds of memory. Therefore, in the era of A.I and IoT, an off-the-shelf standard memory may not be the best solutions; however, application-specific memory solution requires more in-depth knowledge of memories to optimize the performance per power. This paper will attempt to give an overview of the emerging memories landscape and assess their competitive advantages for various applications.
Dr. Pei-Lin Pai, Ph.D., serves as Vice President of Embedded Memory Business Group at Winbond Electronics Corporation and served as its Vice President of President’s Office since October 1, 2014. Dr. Pai has nearly 30 years of experience in corporate management. He served as a Vice President of Nanya Technology Corporation from May 2003 to June 2012 and served as its Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing since March 1, 2004, Spokesperson and Assistant Vice President. Dr. Pai was in charge of the Global Sales & Marketing, Legal, Strategic Planning, Public Relations since March 1, 2004. Dr. Pai served as the President of Ascend Semiconductor Corp. Prior to joining Nanya Technology, he served as Marketing Director of Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp, Dr. Pai served as a Vice President of Engineering at Omega Micro Technologies, Inc. He served as an Engineering Manager of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Dr. Pai served as a Senior Engineer of Intel Corporation. He has been an Independent Director of Green River Holding Co. Ltd. since July 2012. Dr. Pai served as a Director of Nanya Technology Corporation. He had over forty technical papers and several worldwide patents. Dr. Pai holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley. He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, USA and a BS in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.