What is MRAM?
I was watching the history channel today about the history of magnets and they did a block on MRAM. And I am just wondering if anyone knows any more info about it. Like how long will it take to get it at the consumer level? Any gestimates?IBM is teaming with Infineon Corporation to develop Magnetic RAM chips, which have the potential to replace all computer memory RAM technologies in use today and can lead to instant-on computers and longer battery life for pervasive devices. Magnetic RAM chips use magnetic rather than electrical structures to store information, so they do not need to be constantly powered to retain data, like current RAM technologies. They are also much faster and less expensive to make than today's nonvolatile Flash memory.
I think this will revolutionize computing in the 21st century. I'm eager to see this type of ram hit the market... and I'd be willing to pay a premium considering I could shut my PC off and on in an instant and have everything I was working on still there stored in the magnetic ram... It will be sweet.
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