Reuters reports Japanese chip makers Elpida and Sharp aim to commercialize ReRAM (resistive random access memory) by 2013. This new type of memory promises 10,000 times faster data writing than NAND flash memory, while consuming less power as well.
Japan's Elpida Memory Inc and Sharp Corp will co-develop a next-generation memory chip for commercialization in 2013, reported The Nikkei business daily. The ReRAM or resistive random access memory chip consumes less power and is capable of writing data 10,000 times faster than NAND flash memory, which is widely used in mobile devices, the business daily said.
According to the paper, a ReRAM chip incorporated device will be able to download a high-definition movie in several seconds and cut power consumption to virtually zero when on standby mode.