New Plastic Memory Technology May Replace Silicon Chips

A new memory device developed by PCCM researchers uses thin layers of plastic film to permanently store data. Startlingly simple in design, the device could be a breakthrough that offers an inexpensive alternative to the ever-more complex memory systems based on Silicon. The new system promises more capacity and won’t require a laser to read or write information from its many rows and columns. And the organic materials used are flexible and so could be shaped to fit in many spaces off-limits to the rigid Silicon.

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