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EXCLUSIVE: SanDisk Announces Resistive Memory Effort ? Well Sort of?

Sometimes it pays to read the want ads. Perusing one of those "jobs you might be interested in" type emails from LinkUp proved fascinating. 

In order to create ReRAM and replace NAND Flash, SanDisk is doing some brain hunting
In order to create ReRAM and replace NAND Flash, SanDisk is doing some brain shopping

Going to the following job site it led to the following posting on the brassring site:

AutoReq Id8143BR

Job Title Director II, Process Engineering Management

Job Description posted to

In this position, the individual will manage the SanDisk 3D ReRAM team in Milpitas. The individual’s main responsibilities are to lead a team of about 30 engineers to develop ReRAM switching material, selector device, and technology, and to deliver acceptable 3D product yield, reliability and performance. The individual’s ultimate goal is to bring 3D ReRAM technology from R&D to production. This individual must have excellent management skills and experience to manage different phases of technology development. The individual also needs the experience and capabilities to work with different development teams and groups – design, product, test and reliability, inside SanDisk and with our partner – Toshiba.

This position requires a MS or PhD degree or equivalent with 15 or more years of related experience and 12 or more years of direct management experience. The ideal individual must have a proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of division/business unit strategic objectives and goals. Excellent planning and problem solving skills with the ability to work in a fast paced and limited resource environment. Dynamic, motivated, and results oriented creative thinker. Must have proven track record in semiconductor technology development of radically new technologies with cross functional expertise in process, device and product areas. Must be able to lead a new semiconductor technology from inception to production. Desirable to have cross-cultural experience with co-developing technologies in actual Fabs as well as with foundries in other countries.

SanDisk offers a highly competitive compensation package and great benefits, which include Stock Options, ESPP, matched 401 (K), comprehensive insurance and tuition reimbursement. SanDisk is an equal opportunity employer.

Location US-Milpitas CA

Job Function Engineering

This job position has been open for 30+ days as indicated by the directing link site LinkUP. Seems their partner Toshiba is part of the cook up ? fancy that, a two-fer…

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Ok, so it’s not an official sort of announcement – if it’s a red herring then we stand corrected though we’re prone to believe all of the above "hook, line and sinker." Attempts to contact SanDisk were not answered.

When and if verified this will make the third and forth company to declare their intentions toward the blushing resistive beauty. Ruminating rumors are bending the compass needle indicating that one very large producer will be making noises about their intentions next week – just in time for ISSCC 2012 San Francisco.

There’s also a herd of people freshly exchanged for $35 million that might be tempted to work for a "real manufacturing" company…,