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Data Storage

+ - Terabit Memory Using 3D Packaging

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The Living Fractal
The Living Fractal writes "Over at AnandTech Marcus Yam's news blog details the advances NEC Electronics, in association with Elpida Memory and Oki Electric, has achieved regarding new ways of producing memory modules. The companies recently announced the use of a three dimensional stacking technique which has enabled them to create a 1-terabit (128 gigabyte) module in a very small package (each of the eight chips are a mere 50 micrometers thick). Samsung is reportedly developing the same technology for flash applications. While this is only an incremental advance and not revolutionary it is nice to know that portable media devices like cell phones and music players will soon hold more than enough data to contain one's entire library, and then some.

Does this spell an end to iPods, Zunes and all other portable music players? Or are cell phones not yet ubiquitous enough to wave goodbye to portable music players quite yet? Are the predictions of an Apple iPhone really that far away? Will Microsoft release a "Phune"? All good quesions which hopefully will be answered soon."

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