Terabit Memory System on the Way

It is now only a matter of time, perhaps as little as a few months, before the first terabit memory system is released for computers to replace hard drives, RAM, and perhaps CDs and DVDs. Such systems are expected to be non-volatile (meaning they hold on to their memory even when shut off) and faster, smaller, more dense and more energy-efficient than existing technologies.

In a press release today, Nantero announced that they will be working with LSI Logic in Gresham, Oregon on technology for manufacturing their nanotube-based memory solution. When the product will be available for purchase is not clear, but this is an obvious and major milestone toward that goal. Eventually, such technology will bring terabit memory to desktop and portable computers and vastly increased memory for handheld devices such as PDAs and cell phones.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet. His first published poem, "Roadside Freak Show," arrives on August 21, 2017 in Impossible Archetype.  His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (richardleis.com), on Goodreads (richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).