NRAM - Yet another NV RAM contender

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It seems that technologies with the speed of RAM, and yet not volatile, have been about to hit the market "Real Soon Now" for about as long as I've been in the business ...

 

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EE News wrote:
Nantero Inc., a company that has spent nearly two decades pioneering the use of carbon nanotubes as a semiconductor memory technology, is expecting the first products to emerge later this year.

 

 

https://www.eenewsanalog.com/news/first-carbon-nanotube-nram-products-due-2020-says-nantero?news_id=127387

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Speed of DRAM, ease of use like SRAM, and non volatility of EEPROM.....Sounds like $$$$$$$

 

Should be interesting.

 

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endurance of the order of 10^11 cycles

100 billion hotdogs!

(OK, 100 thousand million...)

Oh... NSFW

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awneil wrote:

It seems that technologies with the speed of RAM, and yet not volatile, have been about to hit the market "Real Soon Now" for about as long as I've been in the business ...

 

Likewise. I struggle to remember all the technologies that were going to change the world, and that then disappeared.

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Brian Fairchild wrote:

Likewise. I struggle to remember all the technologies that were going to change the world, and that then disappeared.

Bubble memory.

Popular Science Feb 1970.

Popular Science Nov 1974.

Popular Science July 1979.

Popular Science Oct 1979.

Popular Science Feb 1988.

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"Fast.  Cheap.  Good.  Pick two."

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Well, I also remember when the big "Flash Memory" fiasco happened, and it's doing OK now.
(Intel was a/the major flash manufacturer.  When they moved from test fabs to mass production fabs, it stopped working, leading to several years worth of shortages and high prices.)