computer memory Archive

carbon nanotubesCarbon nanotube NRAM computer memory will start to ship in 2019

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Nantero is developing next-generation memory using carbon nanotubes. NRAM’s has DRAM-like speed, nonvolatility and low cost. Nantero and its partner Fujitsu aims to ship a DDR4 DRAM alternative using the technology in 2019. Nantero’s non-volatile NRAMs use electrostatic charge to …

computer memoryDemand for computer memory is surging and DRAM will pass $100 billion this year

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The DRAM market will grow about 39% this year and surpass $100 billion. It will become the first category of semiconductor to hit that milestone. Samsung is the leading DRAM supplier and Hynix is number two.

computer memorySamsung promises low prices where you will buy Terabyte SSD and huge smartphone memory

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Samsung is going to mass produce 1 Terabyte, 2 Terabyte and 4 Terabyte SSD drives at prices that will cause a massive move to terabyte-SSDs by consumers. I am thinking the prices need to be about $80 for 1 Terabyte, …

computer memoryTSMC 7 nanometer fab ramping in 2018, 5 nm in 2019, 3 nm Fab in 2021-2022

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will build the world’s first 3-nm fab in the Tainan Science Park in southern Taiwan, where the company does the bulk of its manufacturing. About a year ago, TSMC said it planned to build its …

blockchainFilecoin raises $257 million and will unlock unused storage in data centers

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Blockchain data storage network Filecoin has officially completed its initial coin offering (ICO), raising more than $257 million over a month of activity. The internet is in the middle of a revolution: centralized proprietary services are being replaced with decentralized …

computer memoryProgress to high density, low power Skyrmion based memory

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Researchers have created a thin film material that allows them to control the size and density of magnetic skyrmions. This is progress towards a skyrmion-based memory device. The potential memory that is smaller by an order of magnitude and uses …

computer memoryASML enabling Moore’s law scaling and cost reduction out to 1 to 2 nanometers in mid-2020s

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Today ASML is selling billions in Extreme Ultraviolet lithography machines. These machines will help deliver chips at the 5 nanometer to 2 nanometer nodes. ASML (Veldhoven, the Netherlands) sold eight more EUV (next-generation extreme ultraviolet lithography) systems in the second …

computer memoryFene engineering stored a digital movie in the genomes of living bacteria

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Researchers use expensive machinery to develop ways to harness DNA as a synthetic raw material to store large amounts of digital information outside of living cells. In 2016, a team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard …

computer memoryElectron magnetic moments may achieve 100 times more computer memory storage

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Many people who use computers and other digital devices are aware that all the words and images displayed on their monitors boil down to a sequence of ones and zeros. But few likely appreciate what is behind those ones and …

3d3D NAND will squeeze out Planar NAND

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Intel’s new 3D NAND SSDs were specifically designed for cloud data center scenarios, but that those conditions apply to more than cloud service providers. The DC P4500 line is optimized for reads and is aimed at helping data centers get …