[IWAR] Organic memory coming to market...

From: Mark Hedges (hedgesat_private)
Date: Tue Feb 27 2007 - 08:41:25 PST

>From: Jim Choate <ravageat_private>
>Subject: Organic memory coming to market...
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>Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 14:11:37 -0600 (CST)
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>> X-within-URL: http://www.ix.de/ct/english/98/03/018/
>>     Ulrike Kuhlmann, Dr. J¸rgen Rink
>> Terabytes, shrink-wrapped
>>   Is Organic Mass Memory Ready for Series Production?
>>    The news is explosive: Evidently, for the cost of a few cents, a
>>    Norwegian company can produce a memory module with a capacity of up to
>>    170,000 gigabytes, which could fit on a bank card.
>>    Various newspapers and magazines have reported the achievements of
>>    Oslo-based Opticom, a company which conceivably could upset the entire
>>    industry with their mammoth memory made of polymers. Polymers are the
>>    stuff that panty hose and plastic bags are made of. The first series
>>    product of so-called organic memory should be on the market this
>>    coming year.
>>    If these speculations are valid, the computer world is on the brink of
>>    a revolution. The Norwegians are promising a price which is far below
>>    that of established products. Hard drives, CD-ROMs, tapes, as well as
>>    flash memory and RAM/ROM would be replaced by this new technology. The
>>    entire memory branch could eventually have to call it quits.
>>    And there's more: Non-volatile (mass) memory, sitting on a flexible
>>    substrata, as well as displays and polymer based logic, which are also
>>    being researched, would lead to complete change of paradigm. The
>>    radical jettison of components which use a relatively large amount of
>>    electricity and produce large amounts of heat would lead to completely
>>    new concepts in design, such as paper-thin computers, which can be
>>    rolled up to fit in a jacket pocket. Today's silicon industry would be
>>    obsolete.
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