NEC develops memory that stores data without using power

By Emil
Jun 15, 2011
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  1. NEC and Tohoku University have announced the development of the world's first Content Addressable Memory (CAM) that maintains the same high operation speed and non-volatile operation as existing circuits when…

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  2. topcoach

    topcoach TS Enthusiast Posts: 45

    How does this differ from flash memory?
  3. customcarvin

    customcarvin TS Enthusiast Posts: 103   +8

    Flash NAND is non-volatile in the sense that it retains data if it has no power... BUT, it cannot read or write data without power.
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,315   +133

    Re-read the article, if in fact you did read it the first time.

    Wow, going to have to look that one up.
  5. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Denser, faster.
  6. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Things have sure come a long way since they were experimenting with bubble memory back in the late 1960's. I haven't a clue what the "vertical magnetization of vertical domain wall elements" actually means, but it sounds impressive.
  7. Uhm, we wouldn't have to look anything up if the article actually explained something in detail. Do these guys just don't want to take the time to research the technology and explain it? they certainly have enough space.

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