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January 4th, 2011

Positioning Bits in Nanowire Memory

Abstract:
New research brings closer a new type of computer memory that would combine the capacity of a magnetic hard disk with the speed, size, and ruggedness of flash memory.

The storage technology, called racetrack memory, was first proposed in 2004 by Stuart Parkin, a research fellow at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. Now a team led by Parkin has determined exactly how the bits within a racetrack memory system move under the influence of an electrical current. This knowledge will help engineers ensure that data is stored without overwriting previously stored information.

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