Hybrid silicon-graphene flash memory outperforms regular flash chips

Researchers from Samsung and the University of California developed a new Flash memory device that integrates both Silicon and Graphene. The idea is to use graphene as the storage layer - which extends the capabilities of the conventional silicon based technology. The new prototypes use less energy and store data more stably over time.

The graphene memory cells also do not electrically interfere with one another, which means that it'll be easier to scale these cells and make them smaller than regular flash cells.

Posted: Sep 02,2011 by Ron Mertens