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Ramtron International

Ramtron International Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets specialized semiconductor memory and integrated semiconductor solutions. The company offers serial ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) devices that enable frequent data transfers over the serial bus to the processor; parallel F-RAM products are drop-in replacements for battery-backed static random access memories products; and integrated mixed signal products, such as integrated F-RAM product, a single chip solution that replace various individual system components. It also provides wireless memory products that enables read from and written to via wireless connections to a host system. The company offers its products for a range of applications in the metering, computing and information systems, automotive, communications, consumer and industrial, scientific and medical markets. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As of November 20, 2012, Ramtron International Corp. operates as a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.


Ramtron's F-RAM non-volatile memory product line features industry-standard serial and parallel interface memories; industry standard package types; and 4-kilobit, 16-kilobit, 64-kilobit, 256-kilobit, 1-megabit, 2-megabit, and 4-megabit densities.
Integrated Products
Wireless Products
All of these newer product lines integrate F-RAM embedded memories with application-specific functionality such as wireless interfaces, processor & power monitoring, data logging, and real-time timekeeping.
In 1998, RAMTRON created ESDRAM, which was at the time the fastest synchronous DRAM. It was frequently used in place of fast SRAM in high performance embedded systems such as communications, DSP, and computer boards. In 2005, the company introduced a New +125C Automotive FRAM Memory that further upgraded the data retention specifications.