Micron and Intel Unveil New Kind of Memory Chip to Compete Well in this Data Driven Age


Published Date : Jul 29, 2015

As reported on Tuesday, Intel and Micron Technology disclosed their new kind of memory chip that they touted as a revolution for computing devices, applications and services. 

Both the companies are based in the U.S. Micron and Intel said that chips with 3D XPoint technology is described as the major breakthrough in the global market. The chip is already in production and is represented as the first new breed in the market. Since the advent of NAND flashes back in 1989, the 3D XPoint memory chips are looked upon as a new revolution in the technology field. 

The new class of non-volatile memory is extremely revolutionary in terms of its quick access to excessive data sets and facilitation towards new applications, added Mark Adams, President of Micron in a release. 

Non-volatile memory is a way to have data stored even when power is turned off. Micron and Intel released this revolutionary giving a reason that the outburst of the connected devices from the smartphones and various other electronic devices such as the fitness bands to appliances, cars and power meters, and more is creating massive amounts of new data that critically needs appropriate storage capacity. 

The new technology is 1,000 times faster and more enduring than NAND. The memory chips are more commonly used in computers; however, they are 10 times denser in nature. This is what makes them appropriate for machine use when it comes to packing in data, said tech companies. 
For many years, the tech companies have sought for different ways to reduce the lag time between the data and processor in order to allow faster analysis, said senior vice president of Intel, Rob Crooke. 

Some of the most prominent benefits gained from this technology are the ease for shop owners when it comes to identifying the scam patterns in financial transactions; parsing genetic data and tracing diseases, and healthcare researchers are able to analyze data in real time. 

The 3D XPoint technology helps in enhancing personal computing in several ways such as video games are growing immersive and social media interactions are getting faster, said the tech companies.