A team of researchers in the United States has developed a new data storage technology that is ten times faster than the current used flash memory modules.
It relies on high-speed silicon wafers connected to thin cables made of polymeric materials with a diameter of no more than the diameter of a human hair. The TechExplore website, which specializes in technology, reported that the new technology was presented at the International Conference on Solid State Circuits, which was held this month in the United States.
Jack Holloway, a researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that there is a great need to accelerate the pace of information exchange, in light of the explosion in the amount of data that is exchanged between computer chips and cloud computing media. He emphasized that there is a relationship between the amount of data that is exchanged through copper cables and the amount of energy consumed during the same process, noting that the traditional solution to accelerate the response to the increase in the amount of data that is exchanged is “larger and more expensive copper cables.” He pointed out that the alternative to copper cables is wires made of fiber fibers that allow data to be sent at a higher speed while consuming less energy.