September 01, 2010
Posted by scott at September 01, 2010 06:37 AM
Scientists have announced the development of a new way of making non-volatile computer memory. By using nanowires made of silicon, the technique allows a density five times greater than current technology, at (presumably) a lower price. Solid state and it "remembers" even with the power off. A good thing!
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We already have memory chips that keep data with the power removed, but they can only have their data shifted around a few dozen times before it gets burned in (which manifests as the free space on the SD card gradually shrinking with use). I wonder how many times the memory in this new technology can be written to?