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Product Development News: European Team Announces Advance in Light-based Memory Chip

Author: Stefan Stalgren Oct 2, 2015 Posted in: Blog > News

Product Development, Raleigh NCMaking tech product development news in recent weeks are solid-state drives (SSDs) with speeds up to 5G bps and the first optical-only chip that can permanently store data.

While the optical chip needs more development work before commercially ready, it has the potential to replace SSDs as storage devices of the future.

Colliding electrons create heat and resistance that limits the speed of electronic chips. Light-based circuits are immune to that issue, but all ’nano-photonic’ chips to date have been volatile – requiring a power source – which prohibits their use for data storage.