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Industrial partnership with Intel

Intel Corporation has recently proposed a new type of non-volatile logic device operating on spin that should provide improvements in terms of energy efficiency and performance beyond current CMOS technology [1]. Remarkably, this new device incorporates quantum materials and operates through magnetoelectric (ME) coupling and spin-charge conversion enabled by spin-orbit coupling. Within their Functional Electronics Integration and Manufacturing initiative (FEINMAN), Intel has established a collaboration with UMPhy CNRS/Thales and Spintec and will finance joint research for three years, starting on Jan 1st, 2019. Researchers from UMPhy CNRS/Thales and Spintec will work to optimize the efficiency of the spin-charge conversion effect used to read-out the spin information, using oxide interfaces and topological insulators.

[1S. Manipatruni et al, Nature 565, 35 (2019)