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Random access memory on a low energy diet: Researchers develop basis for a novel memory chip

Memory chips are among the most basic components in computers. The random access memory is where processors temporarily store their data, which is a crucial function. Researchers have now managed to lay the foundation for a new memory chip concept. It has the potential to use considerably less energy than the chips produced to date -- this is important not only for mobile applications but also for big data computing centers.

UCL researchers have developed the first purely silicon oxide-based "ReRam" memory chip that is faster and requires less energy and space than current memory technology such as Flash memory.

Random access memory on a low energy diet: Researchers develop basis for a novel memory chip

Light-based memory chip is the first ever to store data permanently

The world's first entirely light-based memory chip to store data permanently has been developed by material scientists. The device, which makes use of materials used in CDs and DVDs, could help dramatically improve the speed of modern computing

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Transparent, flexible 3D memory chips may be the next big thing in small memory devices

Want a see-through cellphone you can wrap around your wrist? Such a thing may be possible before long, according to Rice University chemist James Tour, whose lab has developed transparent, flexible memories using silicon oxide as the active component.

Scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks

Next Big Future: Magnetic memory chips at theoretical limit for low energy will use one million times less energy per computer operation

First light-based memory chip puts SSDs on notice