Home > News > Nanotechnology means big changes for memory
November 7th, 2007
Nanotechnology means big changes for memory
Memory and storage devices have new competition from ASU with technology that could outdate the most common forms of existing memory devices, according to University researchers.
ASU's Center for Applied Nanoionics received a patent last week for a technology worth millions of dollars, said Michael Kozicki, a professor of electrical engineering and the director of CANi.
"(We) jumped to the next level in many respects as far as storage density is concerned," Kozicki said.
The patented technique, which is CANi's 25th U.S. patent, is projected to produce a new memory chip using existing materials to make a product that is 1,000 times as energy-efficient as flash memory, Kozicki said.
The technology would revolutionize iPhones and other mobile technology devices that use flash memory, he said.
Ensuring the future affordability of wind turbines, computers and electric cars June 2nd, 2016
Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses: Like 3-D printing did for larger objects, method makes it easy to build nanoparticles out of DNA May 30th, 2016
Hybrid nanoantennas -- next-generation platform for ultradense data recording April 28th, 2016
Magnetic vortices defy temperature fluctuations: Common magnetic mineral is reliable witness to Earth's history April 19th, 2016
How cancer cells spread and squeeze through tiny blood vessels (video) June 30th, 2016
Oxford Instruments and Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory collaborate to develop HTS magnet technology components for high field superconducting magnet systems June 29th, 2016
Texas A&M Chemist Says Trapped Electrons To Blame For Lack Of Battery Efficiency: Forget mousetraps — today’s scientists will get the cheese if they manage to build a better battery June 28th, 2016
Building a smart cardiac patch: 'Bionic' cardiac patch could one day monitor and respond to cardiac problems June 28th, 2016
New 'ukidama' nanoparticle structure revealed June 14th, 2016
Rice wins award to recruit cancer researcher: $2 million CPRIT grant aims to bring MIT researcher Omid Veiseh to Houston June 7th, 2016
Nanobiotix receives US$1m milestone payment from PharmaEngine: First patient injected with NBTXR3 in soft tissue sarcoma registration phase in Asia May 31st, 2016
Programmable materials find strength in molecular repetition May 23rd, 2016