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A new technology aims to do away with the distinction between volatile and non-volatile RAM, creating components that can flip between modes on demand.

The components, called dual-floating gate field effect transistors or DFG-FETs, are described over on DailyTech as having the ability to 'revolutionise the field of electronics.' If the technology lives up to its promise, then future computers could be significantly more impressive.

Developed by scientists from the North Carolina State University, who have published their work in the Journal of the IEEE Computer Society, the DFG-FET technology promises to create a form of 'universal memory,' offering both volatile and non-volatile storage in a single device.
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It might be old news but it may change everything!
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So what do we think? a massive re-design of the ATX format as we know it? or an integration of components over time?
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I do wonder about it vs memristors.

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So what do we think? a massive re-design of the ATX format as we know it? or an integration of components over time?
Integration... we don't like fast progress. Which is more than I can say about Ger... stay on topic.
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Unless this is cheap and easy to manufacture it won't gain any traction.

There have been plenty of memory technologies that were faster than DRAM, but never had a chance since DRAM is just THAT damn cheap to make.
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Unless this is cheap and easy to manufacture it won't gain any traction.

There have been plenty of memory technologies that were faster than DRAM, but never had a chance since DRAM is just THAT damn cheap to make.
Exactly... there is phase-change memory, memoristors, and a few other technologies in development. However, it will be a decade before anything becomes as cheap as DRAM.
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