Mightier memory technology on horizon

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Mightier memory technology on horizon

Posted: June 26, 2012

Professor Michael Kozicki (in background) is pictured at work in an ASU laboratory with fellow ASU electrical engineer Hugh Barnaby. Photo by: Jessica Slater/ASU.

Professor Michael Kozicki (in background) is pictured at work in an ASU laboratory with fellow ASU electrical engineer Hugh Barnaby. Photo by: Jessica Slater/ASU

A new process for electronic memory storage promises to be less expensive and more efficient than current flash memory technology for mobile devices.

A programmable metallization cell that stores information on “bridges” made of atoms rather using electrical charges has emerged from research led by Arizona State University electrical engineering professor Michael Kozicki, director of the Center for Applied Nanoionics in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

The discovery is being hailed as a potentially major milestone in the advancement of memory storage.

The technology is being introduced into the marketplace by Silicon Valley-based Adesto Technologies. The company has developed a memory chip based on Kozicki’s design and is currently supplying it to industry customers in the Far East.

Article source:
Arizona Daily Star

Article: http://azstarnet.com/news/science/days-of-science-asu-professor-invents-technology-for-mobile-devices/article_0a658e65-6985-5480-899a-8a59ee738d4d.html

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Joe Kullman, Joseph.Kullman@asu.edu
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Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

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Joe Kullman is a science writer for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Before joining Arizona State University in 2006, Joe worked as a reporter, writer and editor for newspapers and magazines dating back to the dawn of the age of the personal computer. He began his career while earning degrees in journalism and philosophy from Kent State University in Ohio. Media Contact: joe.kullman@asu.edu | 480-965-8122 | Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Communications

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