Intel Labs and ITRI Announce Fast Memory Array

Intel announced the development of a mysterious, super-fast memory array the company expects to deploy in dense environments such as ultrabooks, tablets, smartphones and cloud computing data centers that presumably leverage micro server technologies.

The technology without a name was developed by Intel in a joint-effort with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. The project is expected to be completed within five years and funding of $5 million.

According to media reports, the memory is energy-efficient to achieve longer battery life and faster integration of mobile data, while enhancing performance with improved graphics and overall better user experience on mobile devices.

Intel CTO Justin Rattner said that testing of the devices will begin in 2013 and cover devices ranging from smartphones to supercomputers.

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  • azathoth
    "funding of $5 million"
    I would believe a better decision would be to raise the funding to at least $10 million. More efficient RAM in the mobile sector could really take off for them, as long as it is done correctly.
  • dozerman
    Good. Faster memory means that caches can be smaller and chip transistors can be more adequately set to better purposes. This is a win for every part of the computer industry assuming intel doesn't horde the findings to themselves.
  • milktea
    I bet these memory must be in BGA form which requires them to be soldered onto the main board. Much like how Intel might do away socketed CPU into BGA. :)