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Samsung PRAM merges speed of RAM, permanence of flash

updated 02:20 pm EDT, Mon September 11, 2006

Samsung PRAM Flash Memory

Complementing its earlier announcement of exponentially improved flash capacities, Samsung on Monday announced the development of a new memory type that promises to eliminate many of the problems associated with both flash memory and RAM. Named Phase-change RAM, the technology offers transfer rates comparable to standard computer memory without losing the non-volatile quality of flash. This makes it a "perfect" form of RAM that would be ideal for handhelds and any other flash-based device that can benefit from the additional speed, says Samsung. The company also notes that PRAM should last ten times longer than current flash memory. The new storage medium is currently being demonstrated in 512 megabit (64MB) capacities and should reach the marketplace sometime in 2008.



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