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11th MRAM Global Innovation Forum at IEDM 2019 #
Dec 12, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019



Two IEEE Magnetics Society events at IEDM 2019

With the rising interest of the microelectronics industry in STT-MRAM, it is very important to strengthen the relationship between the microelectronics and magnetism communities since this technology requires expertizes from both areas. For that, two special events related to MRAM technology are being organized around IEDM by the IEEE Magnetics Society. IEDM is the main annual conference of the IEEE Electron Devices Society.

1) The 11th MRAM Global Innovation Forum (Hilton Union Square), 12 Dec 2019

This is a one-day forum organized the day following IEDM (i.e on 12 December 2019, 8:45am – 5:30pm) in the same hotel as IEDM (Hilton Union Square, 333 O’Farrell St, San Francisco). The Forum will consist of 10 invited talks from leading experts and a panel discussion.  Various MRAM related topics will be covered including STT-MRAM technology, memory and processor demonstrations, spin orbit torque MRAM, and the needs, challenges and potential of MRAM. The Forum was originally initiated by Samsung Semiconductor, and this forum marks the 11th edition of the series.

The Forum is entirely sponsored by Samsung Semiconductor. The registration to the Forum will be free of charge. However the number of attendees is limited. To register to the Forum, send an email to with first name, last name, contact email, affiliation. A confirmation email will be sent to you. The deadline for registering to the Forum is 8th November 2019.


2) A special poster session dedicated to MRAM

Various topics will be covered including MRAM materials, phenomena, technology, testing, hybrid CMOS/MTJ technology and circuits, spin-logic.  Similar MRAM poster sessions took place at IEDM 2016, IEDM 2017 and IEDM2018 which were very successful with more than 30 posters presented and very active cross-disciplinary discussions. This session s technically organized by the IEEE Magnetics Society. It will appear as a special MRAM poster session in the IEDM program. This event will be a great opportunity to bring together experts in magnetism and in microelectronics. 

We strongly encourage teams involved in MRAM R&D to present posters related to MRAM, spintronic circuits or spin logic during this special poster session. The posters will be selected by an international program committee formed by members of the IEEE Magnetics Society. There will be no publications associated with these posters in the Proceedings of IEDM.


To present a poster during the MRAM poster session at IEDM 2019, send a half page abstract to before 27 September 2019. In the list of authors, underline who will be the presenting author. The notice of acceptance/rejection will be sent by mid-October. Participants to this poster session will have to register for IEDM as regular attendees.

Bernard DIENY and Bruce TERRIS