New memory is 1000 times more energy efficient than flash

A new type of computer memory called programmable metallization cell (PMC) has been developed by researchers at Arizona State University. The memory is said to be 1000 times as energy efficient as flash memory and bit per bit one-tenth the cost. Within 18 months, the new technology is said to deliver a thumb memory drive capable of holding a terabyte (TB) of data. The technology is based on manipulating charged copper particles at the molecular scale. Copper bridges are formed between two electrodes to represent a binary 1, and the absents of a bridge represents a binary 0. The bridges are formed by applying a negative charge to the material which than transforms into copper atoms lined up to form a nanowier, the process is reversed with a positive charge. Besides the huge increase in memory capacity, this technology is exciting due to its power efficiency. By decreasing the energy consumption, portable devices will start to see longer battery lives. This extra life time will defiantly be needed to fill a terabyte thumb drive. Also, its going to be interesting to see how this technology will transform the laptop computer industry. For more information on PMC technology, visit the Axon Technologies web-page.

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2 Comments on “New memory is 1000 times more energy efficient than flash”

  1. Idetrorce Says:

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

  2. John Artiuch Says:

    Thank You for the comment Idetrorce 🙂 What don’t you agree with?

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