Darrell Rinerson; Founder, Inventor of CMOx™ Technology
has worked in semiconductor memory for most of his
career, including DRAMs
at Mostek, EPROMs at AMD
and Flash Memory
at Catalyst and Micron.
started the Flash group
at Micron as a subsidiary of Micron that eventually was acquired by Micron and became the Flash Memory product group.
Mr. Rinerson served as VP of the Flash Memory Group, until he left Micron in 2001.
Unity was founded in 2002 by Darrell Rinerson
, Ed Ward and David Bostwick.
Mr. Rinerson founded Unity Semiconductor to address the need for next generation non-volatile memory.
Unity was founded to develop a memory that could exceed NAND Flash memory in density and performance, while also achieving a lower manufacturing cost.
Unity initially did research into various switching phenomena, but quickly settled on a particular switching effect that occurs in layers of metal oxides.
The Unity team was successful in discovering a new phenomena that led to the CMOx™ memory cell concept.
This concept was not previously anticipated in the technical literature or in the back ground patents that had previously been filed.
holds more than 60 patents on this technology and related technologies.
has also developed the idea of the BEOL Memory™ that can lead to a new business model for data storage semiconductor memory.