IBM memory breakthrough puts Moore’s Law on notice

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Did Moore’s Law just get a new lease on life?

In 2015, Intel admitted that it was taking a bit longer than two years to roll out their next generation of chips, ostensibly no longer keeping up with Moore’s Lawthe generation’s-old concept that more or less promises chip technology will double our processing power every two years.

However, a new breakthrough from IBM, announced this week in Paris, could help revitalize the circuit industry and transform our digital devices. 

The good news comes by way of 50-year-old technology: Phase-change memory. It’s the concept that certain crystalline materials can exhibit reversible resistance properties in a phase change — the change from a solid to, say, a fluid. Read more…

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Author: Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn is a Writer at OpenStackServers.com. She has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many books on cloud computing. She can be reached at [email protected]

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