Tech 2003, last year's special issue, we profiled six leaders of Minnesota's
president and CEO, NVE Corp.
MRAM is among the uses for "spintronics," which exploits electron spin rather than electron charge. Thus, MRAM is turbo-charged memory with the permanence of magnetic storage--all on micro-sized circuits. But NVE's work goes beyond patenting MRAM components to other spintronic applications such as "nanocomposite" materials that could permit even faster memory and "biosensor" technologies that could shrink medical laboratories to the size of a chip. And, to facilitate signal transmission, NVE is developing the world's smallest and densest spintronic couplers.
With a future so luminous, Baker is increasingly confident these days. "Our chance to revolutionize the market is a lot less speculative now," he says.
Anne Rawland Gabriel is a Forest Lake-based freelance writer.