Intel and Numonyx have just announced that they have achieved an important breakthrough in he production of Phase-Change Memory. This type of memory is one of the most promising new technologies currently being developed; like Flash memory it retains information when powered off, but provides faster write speeds and better durability.
One of the problems so far has been storage density. Phase-Change Memory works by changing chalcogenide glass between crystalline and amorphous states; the chips containing these are still rather large, and up until now could not be easily stacked on top of each other. Numonyx and Intel claim to have solved this: Continue reading Intel and Numonyx improve phase-change memory