June 26, 2012

Mightier memory technology on horizon

Posted: June 26, 2012
Kozicki in lab
Professor Michael Kozicki (in background) is pictured at work in an ASU laboratory with fellow ASU electrical engineer Hugh Barnaby.
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A new process for electronic memory storage promises to be less expensive and more efficient than current flash memory technology for mobile devices.

A programmable metallization cell that stores information on “bridges” made of atoms rather using electrical charges has emerged from research led by Arizona State University electrical engineering professor Michael Kozicki, director of the Center for Applied Nanoionics in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

The discovery is being hailed as a potentially major milestone in the advancement of memory storage.

The technology is being introduced into the marketplace by Silicon Valley-based Adesto Technologies. The company has developed a memory chip based on Kozicki’s design and is currently supplying it to industry customers in the Far East.

Article source:
Arizona Daily Star


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