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Duke University researchers have brought us closer to a future of low-cost, flexible electronics by creating a new “spray-on” digital memory device using only an aerosol jet printer and nanoparticle inks.

Their tests indicate that written information may be retained for up to ten years, and the material can be re-written many times without degrading.

https://today.duke.edu/2017/04/spray-memory-could-enable-bendable-digital-storage

So how long before you can spray 16 GBs of DDR4 RAM?

Probably around 3 years or so.

Well worth the wait I'd say.
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Where would you spray this? On a RAM stick or motherboard? What will be the latency and bandwidth?

That "maybe retained" part is worrying though if it is advanced as storage.
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Where would you spray this? On a RAM stick or motherboard? What will be the latency and bandwidth?

That "maybe retained" part is worrying though if it is advanced as storage.

Nowhere. It's 4 bits and the size of a postage stamp. Those LEDs are the full extent of the memory capability. Some of your questions are in the article.
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Where would you spray this? On a RAM stick or motherboard? What will be the latency and bandwidth?

That "maybe retained" part is worrying though if it is advanced as storage.
This is research. Nothing more. Not even close to looking at feasibility of consumer products yet. They have to get by the proof of concept for the technology first.
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I can see it now.

"Do you kids spend a lot of time on the computer and recently purchased spray paint? They might be a hacker."
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I can see it now.

"Do you kids spend a lot of time on the computer and recently purchased spray paint? They might be a hacker."

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Probably about as effective as this...rolleyes.gif

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Where would you spray this? On a RAM stick or motherboard? What will be the latency and bandwidth?

That "maybe retained" part is worrying though if it is advanced as storage.
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Originally Posted by sepiashimmer View Post

Where would you spray this? On a RAM stick or motherboard? What will be the latency and bandwidth?

That "maybe retained" part is worrying though if it is advanced as storage.

Just a thought but maybe it could have some application with the bendable OLED screens for a flexible phone?
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