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HP makes memory from a once-theoretical circuit

Over three decades ago, a Berkeley professor theorized that there should be a circuit that can remember what's happened to it. Now, HP is demonstrating it actually exists.

By April 30, 2008


IBM's racetrack memory seeks 100x boost in density

In experiment, information scoots up and down a wire because of magnetic pulses. In a decade that could mean cell phones that can hold the contents of entire libraries.

By April 10, 2008


Trying to put new zip into Moore's Law

If innovation has a heart, it's probably a semiconductor, beating to the pace of Moore's Law.

By February 24, 2008


A new entrant to the universal-memory contest--Grandis

Magnets in a chip. That's the idea from Grandis, whose Spin-Transfer Torque RAM chips are set to hit the market late next year.

By August 10, 2007


New life for Moore's Law

Emerging technologies could extend the life of the famous principle whose demise has been predicted repeatedly.

April 19, 2005


Massachusetts, California best states for nanotech

Got a degree in nanomaterials and wondering where to move? Try Massachusetts, but stay out of the Dakotas or Arkansas.

By January 25, 2005


Year in review: Back to nature

The natural world was the focus of much nanotechnology and energy research. Robots, meanwhile, were learning to mimic crabs and bees.

January 6, 2005


Nanotech will tap nature's potential, investor says

Venture capitalist says a revolution is at hand, despite a setback like Nanosys' canceled IPO.

By August 24, 2004


Nanotech funding to grow to $8.6 billion

Spending on research will increase this year, and the private sector will account for a bigger proportion of the total.

By August 15, 2004