Innovation Alive And Well In Memory Chip Market
from the still-waiting-on-fuel-cells-for-laptops dept
For several years MRAM has been described as a holy grail of memory technology, as it would seem to solve the memory trilemma, which is “Non-volatility, high speeds, low cost: pick two”. But like all holy grails, progress has seemed to go slow in bringing it to market, despite the fact that several companies have done research in it. Today, Freescale announced that it would finally bring the first chips to market, and that’s it’s already been in production with them for two months. At this point, it’s likely that there will be some hiccups, and it’s unlikely to prompt a revolution over night in the memory markets. But it’s exciting to see a breakthrough in hard technology, particularly at a time when most of what gets hype are non-tech uses of the web. And though memory chips are basically traded as a commodity, it doesn’t mean this is a permanent state of things, as some would suggest.
Comments on “Innovation Alive And Well In Memory Chip Market”
Microsoft has too much of a monopoly, give up!
What does Microsoft have to do with memory chips (except creating the need for megabytes and megabytes in order to run a simple word processor)?
And what in the world does Microsoft have to do with this article?
I don't get it
I don’t get the comment “For several years MRAM has been described as a holy grail of memory technology.” Magentic memory is certainly not new. The idea has been around since the 40s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_memory). The technology finally caught up to make MRAM useable. It’s just weird that the media seems to think this is a whole new concept.
I don't get it
What part don’t you get?
Your comment: “The idea has been around…”
Techdirt: “For several years MRAM…”
Media never implied it was a whole new concept.
You’re saying what the media said, but you see it as a conflict for some reason.
Re: I don't get it
“I don’t get the comment…”
I agree. You just don’t get it.