Resistive memory – the technology of the future

In May 2012, British scientists have created (by the way, quite by accident, during the creation of a silicon-based light-emitting diodes), the world’s first prototype chip resistive memory (ReRAM), building on silica. As stated by the scientists, this prototype could well be the basis for further development of superfast next generation memory chip created as fully capable to operate in ambient conditions. Now a little more detail.

Chip ReRAM, manufacturer Elpida Memory

Chip ReRAM, manufacturer Elpida Memory

ReRAM – is the next generation non-volatile memory, which can at the same chip area to store much more information than those used to date different types of memory.

Very resistive memory based mostly on metal oxides, which made the production of such chips previously very costly as necessarily required the presence of a vacuum. London scientists have been able to get away from this, so their invention is more durable and less energy-intensive, and therefore cheaper. And their technology is now planned to be used not only for the development of data storage devices, but also to create with the help of a computer CPU.