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[BBC] The "unified" memory device

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The device developed by Dr Franzon's team - known as a double floating-gate field effect transistor - stores data in the form of a charge, like non-volatile memory but uses a special control gate to enable the stored data to be accessed quickly.

Today's flash memory devices use a single floating gate to store an electric charge, which represents data. "We realised that a second gate would allow us to transfer charges really quickly," said Dr Frazon.

His team have shown they can transfer charges - in effect change the data - in around 15 nanoseconds. "That's comparable with DRAM speeds," he added.

When in non-volatile mode, the data will be stored safely for a couple of years.
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maybe i should of put this in tech/sci?
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maybe i should of put this in tech/sci?
yes. i think you should. this is not showing a pc harware or hasn't been implemented in a memory product yet. so it's still pretty much in theory and should be in tech-sci news.
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these are great news for hardware. memory is hardware, not science
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