Molas’ deep ReRAM and non-volatile memory (NVM) experience to accelerate future research programs and cement Weebit’s performance leadership
01 February 2022 - Weebit Nano Limited (ASX:WBT; Weebit or the Company), a leading developer of next-generation memory technologies for the global semiconductor industry, is pleased to announce it has appointed ReRAM and non-volatile memory (NVM) expert Gabriel Molas as Chief Scientist.
Mr. Molas researched NVM at CEA-Leti for the past 17 years, leading numerous ReRAM research projects including work with Weebit’s ReRAM.
At Weebit, Mr. Molas is leading the Company’s applied research efforts with a focus on continuous ReRAM optimisations to cement ongoing technology leadership on all performance metrics. He will also focus on requirements targeting specific market segments as the Company enhances its IP productisation efforts.
Coby Hanoch, CEO of Weebit Nano, said: “We are delighted to welcome Gabriel to Weebit. His depth of experience in non-volatile memory, and ReRAM in particular, makes him the ideal person to lead our applied research going forward. This is an important effort over the long term, ensuring that Weebit’s ReRAM maintains the best performance across our target market segments.
“In addition to his deep technical expertise, Gabriel also has a clear passion for technology that is exemplified by his involvement with the IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organisation, as well as his many patents, papers and conference publications. Having a Chief Scientist of Gabriel’s caliber will cement our position as the leader in the ReRAM space.”
Gabriel Molas said: “I am excited to join Weebit as the Company moves to commercialisation. Over the past decade, ReRAM technology has continued to mature, and it is now poised to become a mainstream non-volatile memory alternative. Weebit’s ReRAM is particularly well positioned for success in both traditional memory and AI applications. Having worked closely with the Weebit team and its technology during my time at Leti, joining the Company is an easy transition, and we’re already moving quickly towards our initial research goals.”
Mr. Molas originally joined CEA-Leti in 2004 as a research engineer, progressing quickly to senior research roles. He acted as the organisation’s microelectronics service scientific representative. Mr. Molas is an IEEE Senior Member, an achievement that recognises his more than 150 international conference publications, 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and 25 patents. He is also active in the electronics research community, serving as a reviewer for several journals and participating in technical and organising committees. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics Engineering, with microelectronics specialisation, and a Ph.D. in micro- and nano-electronics from the Polytechnics Institute of Grenoble, France.
This announcement has been authorised for release by the Board of Weebit Nano Limited.
About Weebit Nano Limited
Weebit Nano Ltd. is a leading developer of next-generation semiconductor memory technology. The company’s ground-breaking Resistive RAM (ReRAM) addresses the growing need for significantly higher performance and lower power memory solutions in a range of new electronic products such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smartphones, robotics, autonomous vehicles, 5G communications and artificial intelligence.
Weebit’s ReRAM allows semiconductor memory elements to be significantly faster, less expensive, more reliable and more energy efficient than those using existing Flash memory solutions. Because it is based on fab-friendly materials, the technology can be quickly and easily integrated with existing flows and processes, without the need for special equipment or large investments.
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