Politecnico di Milano
Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) participates in SpinAge for the development of memristor devices and arrays. Memristor will be deposited on top of a SHNO to yield a synapse/neuron structure with ultrasmall size. The devices and arrays will be measured to determine their forming voltage and switching characteristics, to design the learning algorithm of memristive synapses in the project.
POLIMI was founded in 1863 and is the leading technical university in Italy. According to the QS world university rankings by subject 2018, POLIMI ranks 17th for Engineering. POLIMI has 42,822 students and 1.364 staff professors and researchers.
The Nanodevice Lab led by Prof. Daniele Ielmini will contribute to the SpinAge project. The team has more than 20 years of experience in the field of semiconductor emerging devices, including resistive switching memory (RRAM), phase change memory (PCM), and spin-torque transfer memory (STTRAM), for both memory and computing applications. In these fields, the group has been pioneering the modeling of PCM and RRAM devices, and their applications in the field of memristive logic and neuromorphic computing. In the project, the team will rely on device fabrication capability in the institutional clean room, as well as device characterization, device modelling and device/circuit co-design abilities.