Hexus reports firms may be ready to release the first silicon-oxide ReRAM products sometime in 2013:
Whilst we're yet to see commercial products from any of the above firms, researchers at University College London have successfully used the technology to create a silicon-oxide chip that is 100 times faster and 1,000 times more efficient than current, standard flash offerings. Aside from being constructed from a cheap material, silicon oxide also improves the chip's resistance, removing the requirement of a vacuum to function, making the technology viable for cost-effective mass-production.
With Silica AKA glass as its building blocks, UCL's ReRAM has the potential to be manufactured in a quartz form, offering transparent components. This could help pave the way for transparent portable devices as researchers are also working on the possibility of CPU production with silicon oxide.