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Phase Change Memory

Device Physics, Reliability and Applications

  • Andrea Redaelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Agostino Pirovano
    Pages 1-10
  3. Andrea Redaelli
    Pages 65-88
  4. Robert Gleixner
    Pages 89-124
  5. Pierre Noé, Françoise Hippert
    Pages 125-179
  6. Véronique Sousa, Gabriele Navarro
    Pages 181-222
  7. Hasan Hayat, Krisztian I. Kohary, C. David Wright
    Pages 223-262
  8. Fabio Pellizzer
    Pages 263-284
  9. Corrado Villa
    Pages 285-311
  10. Gregory Atwood
    Pages 313-324
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 325-330

About this book


This book describes the physics of phase change memory devices, starting from basic operation to reliability issues. The book gives a comprehensive overlook of PCM with particular attention to the electrical transport and the phase transition physics between the two states. The book also contains design engineering details on PCM cell architecture, PCM cell arrays (including electrical circuit management), as well as the full spectrum of possible future applications.


Non volatile memory chalcogenide glasses semiconductor chip PCM device physics PCM array management

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Redaelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Micron Semiconductor Italia S.r.l.VimercateItaly

About the editors

Andrea Redaelli received the Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2003 and 2007 respectively. During the Ph.D., he worked on Phase Change Memories in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Politecnico di Milano), collaborating with the Non-Volatile Memory Technology Development Group of STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza. From 2007, he joined STMicroelectronics working on advanced technologies for Non-Volatile memories. From 2008 to 2013 he worked as cell lead engineer on 45 and 26 nm PCM technology developments, firstly as a Numonyx employee and then joining Micron Technology. In the same years, Andrea cooperated with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, in holding master’s classes on electronics and signal conditioning. His work areas included memory array architecture definition, design of test structures, process integration, cell operation modelling and cell electrical testing. He was also the coordinator of a European funded project under FP7 named PASTRY on low power PCM development. Since 2014 Andrea is working on 3DXpointTM technology, in charge of cell stack optimization and pathfinding activities. Andrea is author and co-author of more than 50 papers and about 70 patents and filed patent applications, resulting in a h-index of 21 according with google scholar.

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