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What might replace flash memory
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Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 10:48

By Dana Blankenhorn
SmartPlanet

Flash memory is one of those miracles of modern times most people can’t imagine being replaced.

The SD card in your camera is driven by flash memory. So is the memory stick in your PC. Flash is what makes your iPod tinier than your finger, and it makes netbooks possible.

Unfortunately we are approaching the limits of what flash can do. Flash is based on a pure application of Moore’s Law, the laying down of circuits on silicon through oxidation.

But what if you could make molecules themselves hold a charge, and discharge it on command?

 

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