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Monday, March 28, 2011

New micro-mechanical device promises faster mobile phone memory

Researchers from Edinburgh University, Konkuk University and Seoul National University have developed a piece of technology that could improve memory storage on electronic equipment, including mobile phones and tablet computers.

Not only does the ‘microelectromechanical system-based non-volatile memory device’ offer faster operation than conventional flash memory, it also uses less power. A tiny mechanical arm allows the charging voltage to be switched on and off.

[More details: publication in Nature Communications; BBC News report]

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