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Nonvolatile phase-change memory devices are three steps closer to reality

By Eileen De Guire / July 8, 2011

IBM Research chart compares memory technologies. Credit: IBM Research Two new studies serve as bookend demonstrations of the near-term potential for phase-change memory materials for use as nonvolatile data storage devices, and the long-term potential for these materials to change fundamentally what a computer memory is. A third study just out considers the efficiency of…

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Follow up: Chalcogenide phase-change memory materials for high-speed, low-power data storage

By Eileen De Guire / June 9, 2011

I’ve received some follow-up information from Gang Chen, whose work on phase-change memory chalcogenide materials I wrote about earlier this week. He provided some numbers that illustrate the potential for very impressive reductions in power consumption for nonvolatile data storage based on PCMMs. Chen notes that the quoted 30-50% reduction in power consumption from lowering…

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Chalcogenide phase-change memory materials for high-speed, low-power data storage

By Eileen De Guire / June 6, 2011

Ohio University graduate student, Chandrasiri Ihalawela discusses his work on telluride-base phase change memory materials with SVRNL’s Kevin Fox. Last week the University of California, San Diego announced that a group from its computer science department will be demonstrating a data storage system based on phase-change memory materials at the Device Automation Conference 2011 taking…

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