Memristors promise to replace DRAM, flash and even hard disks eventually, as a result of HPs licensing of its super-dense resistive random access memory (ReRAM) technology. Look for ReRAMs to compete with phase-change, FeRAM and MRAM as next-generation memory technologies over the next five years. RColinJohnson @NextGenLog
Memristors locate a material between the gaps in a cross bar switch, storing bits as resistance values.
Here is what EETimes says about memristors: Seeking to commercialize its memristor technology, Hewlett-Parkard Co. has entered into a joint development agreement with South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. HP and Hynix will jointly develop new materials and process integration technology to transfer HP's memristor technology from R&D to commercial development in the form of resistive random access memory (ReRAM). The deal is non-exclusive, according to HP, who said HP may work with others in the ReRAM arena. HP itself does not want to be in the ReRAM business...eventually HP hopes to use ReRAMs in its own, undisclosed products...
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