Researchers at UCLA have developed a variant of MRAM, which they claim can reach much higher densities and consume up to 1000 times less power than current STT-MRAM.
There has been growing interest in DRAMs that do not lose their content when the power to them is cut.
Few users may have ever reached the end of life of a flash drive, yet we know that mainstream drives can, realistically, not exceed 100,000 read/write cycles and many cheap flash drives are even rated well below that.
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.
AgigA Tech has found a partner to work to bring its non-volatile DRAMs to market: Micron said that it is co-developing the technology with Cypress Semiconductor's subsidiary.
Micron is still trying to make its way through a rather complex process to purchase bankrupt DRAM maker Elpida.
Globalfoundries has appointed Rutger Wijburg to oversee the operation of its Fab 8 in Malta, New York.
Kingston has released a new version of its HyperX memory. The "Beast" is an addition to the "Predator" series and is designed to attract interest from those who are looking for a unique appearance as well as high capacities.
As we are seeing DRAM spot prices trading nearly record lows - a 4 Gb 4DDR3 chip can be purchased for as little as $1.75 - it appears that DRAM makers will not get much relief from the release of Windows 8.
IHS has said that only 11.3 percent of a total of 5,994 companies have complied with the requirements of the U.S. Conflict Minerals Law so far.