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Crocus Technology, founded in 2006, is a venture-capital-backed semiconductor startup company developing magnetoresistive random-access memory technology. The company's products originated in a Grenoble-based Spintec laboratory and its technology is licensed for stand-alone and embedded chip applications. Wikipedia.


An apparatus includes an elongated strap with a first platform and a second platform linked by a connector that is substantially narrower than the first platform and the second platform, where the first platform and the second platform are each configured to receive a stress sensitive device.


An apparatus includes circuits and a module configured to determine an external magnetic field based on a parameter of each circuit. Each circuit includes an array of magnetic tunnel junctions partitioned into subarrays. The magnetic tunnel junctions in each subarray are arranged in rows, the magnetic tunnel junctions in each row are connected in series, and the rows are connected in parallel. The subarrays are connected in series. Each magnetic tunnel junction includes a storage layer having a storage magnetization and a sense layer having a sense magnetization. Each magnetic tunnel junction is configured such that the sense magnetization and impedance of each magnetic tunnel junction vary in response to an external magnetic field. The parameter of each circuit varies based on a combined impedance of the multiple magnetic tunnel junctions. The module is implemented in at least one of a memory or a processing device.


An apparatus includes groups of magnetic tunnel junctions, where the magnetic tunnel junctions in each group are arranged in rows, the magnetic tunnel junctions in each row are connected in series, and the rows are connected in parallel. The apparatus further includes a first conductive layer including conductive interconnects, a second conductive layer including straps, and a third conductive layer including field lines, each field line configured to generate a magnetic field for configuring an operating point of a corresponding subset of the magnetic tunnel junctions in each group based on a current flow through each field line. The magnetic tunnel junctions in each group are disposed between and connected to a corresponding one of the conductive interconnects and a corresponding one of the straps. The second conductive layer is disposed between the first conductive layer and the third conductive layer.


An apparatus includes a circuit including multiple magnetic tunnel junctions, the circuit configured to convert a quadrature modulated magnetic field to a quadrature modulated electrical signal, each magnetic tunnel junction including a storage layer having a storage magnetization and a sense layer having a sense magnetization, each magnetic tunnel junction being configured such that the sense magnetization and impedance of each magnetic tunnel junction vary in response to the quadrature modulated magnetic field. The apparatus further includes a module configured to demodulate the quadrature modulated electrical signal to recover a signal encoded in the quadrature modulated magnetic field.


A device has a flexible substrate supporting an array of magnetic sensors exposed to a uniform external magnetic field. One or more controllers receive magnetic sensor signals from the magnetic sensors. The one or more controllers collect reference magnetic sensor signals when the flexible substrate is aligned with the uniform external magnetic field. The one or more controllers collect first polarity magnetic sensor signals in response to deformation of the flexible substrate in a first direction. The one or more controllers collect second polarity magnetic sensor signals in response to deformation of the flexible substrate in a second direction. The magnetic sensor signals establish a profile of the orientation of the flexible substrate with respect to the uniform external magnetic field.

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