IBM and Infineon have been hard at work in the development of a new kind of memory that could enable computers to boot up instantaneously. This new type of RAM touted as "magnetic random access memory" or MRAM
, could replace existing forms of DRAM as early as 2005 according to IBM.
[COLOR=royalblue]Unlike current versions of computer memory found in everything from PCs to handheld computers, MRAM uses magnetic charges rather than electrical charges to store memory.[/COLOR]
Another interesting feature of the magnetic RAM technology would be that of replacing Flash memory as well because it retains information when power is turned off.