Memory research can lead to 128GB storage on mobile devices and bendable RAM in the near future

Memory research can lead to 128GB storage on mobile devices and bendable RAM in the near future
Intel and Micron made a multicell 128GB NAND flash memory chip of the type that goes as internal memory in your smartphone and tablet or into microSD memory cards. This is achieved by stacking eight 16GB memory chips densely, and the 128GB memory module will be available in January, with mass production slated for the summer of 2012, meaning we can see mobile devices with this insane storage amount at some point after that.

We didn't have doubts that someone will manage to come up with 128GB chip, but another memory research development attracted our attention. A group of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have come up with flexible RAM. Yes, the type that is in mobile devices, and it bends.

The achievement is "non-volatile resistive random access memory (RRAM) where a memory cell can be randomly accessed, written, and erased on a plastic substrate". We admit that they got us at plastic substrate, since this is how flexible OLED displays are built, and the use of thin plastic will allow the operating memory to bend and wrap together with the circuitry it is on. So now we have the flexible displays, circuits, batteries and RAM memory. Only a few more of the rigid components in our smartphones need to sign up for yoga classes and the bendable Galaxy Skin might become a reality.

source: GigaOM & Tomshardware

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7 Comments

1. winsaki234

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

wow....

2. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

oh wow

3. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

i want this in next galaxy model

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Amazing.:)

5. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Huh! Stupid writer! Has Samsung or Google's Android over paid you to just write about them, or its you aren't aware of tech news. NOKIA is the first one to introduce this feature and even they're working on it and Samsung's Galaxy is still a dream!!

7. mikeal.star

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Nokia is already sunk deep down because of its blind policy, and all these "Blind-NokiA-Fans" are gonna be down with extreme disappointment. Keep hating u stupids.You'd better take a lesson on how to comment before writing here. ;)

6. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

Bendable RAM...better stop calling then Memory Sticks.

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