MRAM

New Memories Take Center Stage

New Memories Take Center Stage

In the same way that various prophets of doom foretell the imminent demise of Moore’s Law, we often hear that conventional memory technologies are going to run out of steam soon. However, the semiconductor industry is highly-skilled at extending its existing architectures rather than making the leap to shiny new ones with apparently compelling advantages. Thus, incremental advances in conventional technology have delayed the introduction of a raft of exciting new memory technologies. When will the tipping point be reached that pushes one or more into the mainstream? Read what the some of the best-informed minds in the business have to say after the jump. 
Applied Materials

TOTAL RECALL: Advanced Memory Technologies for Higher Performance & Power Efficiency

Mobile computing is now everywhere, more than ever before as a result of faster and more capable smart phones, tablets, and laptops.Universal mobility and instant-on connectivity may herald a new era in computing, but improvements in key technologies are necessary if we are going to keep up with consumers’ constant demand for higher performance, longer battery life and ultra-sleek profiles.To address these technology improvements and answer key questions that may significantly impact the way we interface with an increasingly connected world, Applied Ventures and the MIT Club of Northern California (MITCNC) will host a lively panel discussion with innovators from across the memory value chain on Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30pm in Santa Clara, Calif.[edit: you can read a report from the session here.]