Intel Labs and ITRI Announce Fast Memory Array
Intel is starting a memory research project with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan to address the performance gap and to reduce the power consumption of memory.
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.