DeuTeRiuM schrijft dat ze bij het Naval Research Laboratory bezig zijn met errug leuk soort geheugen, er moet 400 Gigabit per vierkante inch op kunnen en daarnaast moet de data er ook nog op blijven staan als er geen stroom op staat :
A radical new magnetic memory device that could eliminate the need for hard drives and provide "instant-on" capabilities for a variety of consumer products has moved closer to the production line.
A major advantage of the new technology is that the memory system is nonvolatile, which means it does not lose its contents when the power is turned off. Thus there is no need for a hard drive to "refresh" the cells in the memory device, eliminating the need to reboot a computer every time it is turned on.
The technology is purely electronic, thus eliminating the mechanical features that can lead to failures with hard drives. And the potential for memory storage is enormous.
"We anticipate we can put 400 gigabits in a square inch," said solid state physicist Gary Prinz of the Naval Research Laboratory, which has just contracted with a pioneering Minnesota firm to move the technology from the lab to the production line.