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[] Boffins develop long-life flash memory

INQUIRER Newsdesk , Wednesday 16 July 2008. 11:49:00

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JAPANESE BOFFINS say they have developed flash memory chips that will last hundreds of years. The chips also work at lower voltages than conventional chips, according to the scientists from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and the University of Tokyo. Current flash chips are estimated to have a useful lifetime of around a decade for most applications. But those that are used a lot could have a useful lifetime of just a few years, it seems. The boffins said their ferroelectric Nand Flash memory cell can be rewritten more than 100 million times, compared to a conventional cells lifetime of around 10,000....

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