1st Edition

Semiconductor Memory Devices and Circuits

By Shimeng Yu Copyright 2022
    214 Pages 185 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book covers semiconductor memory technologies from device bit-cell structures to memory array design with an emphasis on recent industry scaling trends and cutting-edge technologies. The first part of the book discusses the mainstream semiconductor memory technologies. The second part of the book discusses the emerging memory candidates that may have the potential to change the memory hierarchy, and surveys new applications of memory technologies for machine/deep learning applications. This book is intended for graduate students in electrical and computer engineering programs and researchers or industry professionals in semiconductors and microelectronics.

    • Explains the design of basic memory bit-cells including 6-transistor SRAM, 1-transistor-1-capacitor DRAM, and floating gate/charge trap FLASH transistor
    • Examines the design of the peripheral circuits including the sense amplifier and array-level organization for the memory array
    • Examines industry trends of memory technologies such as FinFET based SRAM, High-Bandwidth-Memory (HBM), 3D NAND Flash, and 3D X-point array
    • Discusses the prospects and challenges of emerging memory technologies such as PCM, RRAM, STT-MRAM/SOT-MRAM and FeRAM/FeFET
    • Explores the new applications such as in-memory computing for AI hardware acceleration.

    1. Semiconductor Memory Devices and Circuits.  2. SRAM.  3. DRAM.  4. FLASH Memory.  5. Emerging Non-volatile Memories


    Shimeng Yu is currently an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.