The new chip is cheap to manufacture because it does not require a vacuum to work and can operate in ambient conditions (Image: UCL/Adnan Mehonic)
The chip is made with oxides of metals that can remember the change in electrical resistance when they receive a discharge of electricity (Image: UCL/Adnan Mehonic)
UCL researchers have designed a silicon oxide-based memory chip that is faster than flash memory (Photo: UCL/Adnan Mehonic)
These days, Flash memory is almost the defacto standard for data storage in consumer devices, being found in everything from PCs and digital cameras, to smartphones and USB thumb drives. But a team of researchers at University College of London (UCL) has developed a new type of memory chip that is much faster than Flash memory, while also offering greater storage densities and requiring much less power. Could the days of Flash memory's dominance be numbered?
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