Posted by: crudbasher | December 8, 2011

There Is No Speed Limit For Innovation

It’s hard to keep up with all the technological innovations happening these days. Here’s an example of Moore’s Law in action.

Intel and Micron has developed and are about to put into production memory chips with double the capacity of the last generation. This means that devices such as cell phones will get a huge boost in memory capacity. What this means is that by next Christmas we will see cell phones with memory capacity of 128 gigabytes rather than 64 max today. What will we do with this? More pictures certainly but much more video is what changes.

When you are talking bandwidth on the Internet, there are really two catagories: video and then everything else. Netflix is responsible for the most traffic on the net by a large amount. We will be able to store a lot more video on our phones.

One thing that is true about technology is that each increase in capacity enables new applications to be developed. For example, companies are working on flexible transparent displays. So what can you do with these? Here’s a video of something we might see in 5 years.

It seems amazing isn’t it? These things are happening faster and faster. There is no speed limit on innovation.

    • On Tuesday Intel and Micron introduced a “world’s first” with the announcement of a new 20-nm monolithic 128 gigabit (Gb) NAND device which doubles the storage capacity and performance of the duo’s current 20-nm 64 Gb NAND offering.
    • According to the report, the new device has the capability of storing 1 terabit of data in a single fingertip-size package with just eight die. For consumers, a 128 Gb device translates to 16 GB of storage. Stack eight of these in a single package and you have a memory chip packing a meaty 128 GB of storage capacity.
    • In addition to the 128 Gb NAND device, the duo also said that their 64 Gb 20-nm NAND has entered mass production, and should enable a rapid transition to the 128 Gb device in 2012. Samples of the 128 Gb device are expected to arrive in January 2012 followed by mass production in the first half of 2012.

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  1. Great article!

    I’d love to see someone come up with a way to increase the memory, and other aspects in older devices, such as Pocket PCs, Handheld PCs, etc…

    It’s sad to realize that many years of hard work by the creators of such mobile devices are simply thrown out.

  2. Then somehow, cloud becomes obsolete .
    We can store everything in our PC .
    A student can store all his 10 courses of the year on to his tablet or netbook .
    What I am looking for software side.
    We should be able to develop programs for every single students in the USA depending upon his abilities to learn and his motivations .
    I believe those days will come soon .

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