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IBM has scored a blow in the high-stakes prizefight for the title of next-generation non-volatile memory technology, revealing a prototype "racetrack memory" chip baked using the same silicon fab technologies as run-of-the-mill chippery. Racetrack memory, for those of you who haven't been scoring at home, is competing with such …

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Olivetti 101

Remember?

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So from the sound of it IBM's gone back to rope memory

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Que?

" the racetrack memory's read head detects the edges of the magnetic stripes rather than their polarity" - that may be factual but is also exactly the way ordinary disk drives work: magnetic disk heads have always read the transitions between polarity regions. Without transitions, no signal. No signal, no data. So there is nothing new about detecting "the edge of stripes".

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IBM playing catch-up.

HP announces in October that they will have commercial memristor tech in 18 months, and - surprise, surprise - IBM's competing team announce a "breakthrough" the next month.....

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Coat

Returing to their 'Core Values'?

Coat, Door?

Yep.

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from the ultimate Vapour Ware company. I doubt its using any new tech.. just making sure its not left behind

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