HP working with Hynix to bring us the Memristor

by Rafael Hernandez on August 31, 2010 · 0 comments

Memory technologies come and go…no wait we’re still stuck with the same basic volatile RAM our systems use and the flash based memory our gadgetry and solid state drives are based off of. Interestingly enough HP stumbled into a method for creating something of a hybrid that might one day improve performance.

They’ve partnered up with Hynix, a major memory manufacturer, to bring their “Memristor” from the lab into a viable product. The technology, which will be incorporated into their forward looking ReRAM (Resistive Random Access Memory) is capable of storing information even when the power is turned off, which is basically what Flash media is capable of, but promises to be ten times faster than current Flash implementations and ten times more energy efficient.

Of course the most interesting news is that the technology can be worked in such a way that the storage chips themselves could do computing tasks on the data stored within which makes for some intriguing possibilities for the future.

Bringing the memristor to market @ HP

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