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More MRAM

Posted by Deliverator on June 2nd, 2008

I first wrote about MRAM two years ago when Freescale Semiconductor announced that they were actually shipping product, albeit extremely low capacity (4 mbit) product. Now it looks like Toshiba has jumped into the game and will shortly be shipping MRAM chips in 128 MB per chip capacities. While this is far from replacing a hard drive, it may be able to replace DRAM in computers and other devices and allow for extremely low power instant suspend/hibernate modes. This could result in very long battery lifetime in devices like PDAs and cell phones while still letting users have instant-on convenience. It also sounds like IBM is jumping into the MRAM game, so it looks like there will be an active marketplace for this technology and support from industry heavy-hitters.