New RRAM chips could revolutionise how we use computers and laptops, says industry analysts.
RRAM utilises the magnetic charge used in MRAM (magnetoresistive RAM) and DRAM (dynamic RAM) in order to create a centre layer, which has a different resistance to the material which makes up the outside layers.
RRAM will outperform flash memory in laptops and desktops and even enable computer users to resume exactly where they left off, even after the PC has been switched off, say the experts.
“The idea that someday we could combine all of the benefits of both DRAM and MRAM to create a form of memory which will not be dependent on power is pretty exciting for all those in the computer world,” said Justin Briere, of Data Memory Systems.
“RRAM is expected to deliver write performance up to 20 times faster than NAND flash memory, with 20 times less power consumption and ten times more durability. It remains to be seen how this will revolutionise the computers that are being built, but this kind of step forward will rejuvenate the industry as a whole and offer consumers a greater choice in how their computer acts and reacts.”