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Transparent Memory Chip could open the way for see-through computers


A group of South Korean scientists have created a transparent non-volatile memory chip that could open the way for see-through computers and other appliances. The team, led by Park Jae-woo and Lim Koeng-su at the Daejeon-based Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, said transparent resistive random access memory (TRRAM) could augment metal-oxide semiconductors (CMOS) in widespread use today. CMOS chips are widely used in USB memory storage devices, and employed to make microprocessors, microcontrollers, and various types of digital logic circuits. TRRAM was made by using transparent oxide film and electrodes on see-through glass or plastic circuit boards. The new transparent memory chip has an operational life cycle exceeding 10 years.


Mr. Park is of the opinion that full-scale commercial production could begin in 3-4 years if a company is willing to invest in the manufacturing process and is sure that the new chips could open a new chapter in the development of electronic appliances and machinery




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