Perhaps it will also help weed out the chips that haven't been properly tested past their infant mortality phase.
University researchers have developed a new method for rooting out recycled memory chips in industrial control devices. The group from the University of Alabama, Huntsville say their technique could help vendors spot and remove older flash memory chips that would otherwise jeopardize the stability of embedded devices in the …
The group hopes that the techniques could be used by manufacturers to test and weed out the older chips that, in an industrial control device, would cause the entire unit to go down should they fail. In the process,
Won't this go against the manufacturer's needs to sell product will cutting costs? If the boxen fails, they'll sell another one.
"There is a tips and corrections link at the bottom of every article for errata"
Unfortunately, unlike every other link in the text, they don't colour it blue so even regular El Reg readers don't notice it. I would mention this inconsistency to them if only I could find the link.
is that vendors are selling stuff as new when they stuff it with recycled Flash chips, thus lowering the life span of the product I would be paying full price for.
Am I actually supposed to believe that they're not doing it on purpose ? Sure. Sell me a bridge while you're at it.
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