Hydra flash memory outperforms other top storage mediums
Cleverer 'cache' management could improve computer chips' performance, reduce energy consumption
Computer chips keep getting faster because transistors keep getting smaller. But the chips themselves are as big as ever, so data moving around the chip, and between chips and main memory, has to travel just ...
'Memristors' based on transparent electronics offer technology of the future
(Phys.org)—The transparent electronics that were pioneered at Oregon State University may find one of their newest applications as a next-generation replacement for some uses of non-volatile flash memory, a multi-billion ...
An unlikely route to ferroelectricity
(Phys.org) -- Ferroelectricity, which was first observed in the 1940s, is an interesting phenomenon involving the spontaneous (non-induced) formation of charge polarization (separation of charge) in certain ...
Silicon oxide memories transcend a hurdle
A Rice University laboratory pioneering memory devices that use cheap, plentiful silicon oxide to store data has pushed them a step further with chips that show the technology's practicality.
An organic alternative to oxides? Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors
A cheap, flexible organic molecule could replace inorganic crystals as the working parts for memory chips, sensors and energy-harvesting systems.
Material scientists build ferroelectric memory device based on light response
New technique allows production of complex microchip structures in one self-assembling step
Researchers at MIT have developed a new approach to creating the complex array of wires and connections on microchips, using a system of self-assembling polymers. The work could eventually lead to a way of making more densely ...
SK Hynix posts near 30% drop in Q2 net profit
South Korea's SK Hynix said Thursday its second-quarter net profit tumbled nearly 30 percent from a year ago on falling memory chip prices.
Researchers integrate single-crystal BFO onto a silicon chip, open door to smart devices
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time integrated a material called bismuth ferrite (BFO) as a single crystal onto a silicon chip, opening the door to a new ...
Fantastic flash memory combines graphene and molybdenite
Swiss scientists have combined two materials with advantageous electronic properties—graphene and molybdenite—into a flash memory prototype that is very promising in terms of performance, size, flexibility ...
SSDs the size of a postage stamp coming soon
Computer chip that computes probabilities and not logic
Physicists create new 3D microchip
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have created, for the first time, a new type of microchip which allows information to travel in three dimensions. Currently, microchips can only pass digital information ...