FRAM, bam, thank you mam

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Fujitsu America said it has released 1Mbit and 2Mbit FRAM devices.  The units will be sampled at the end of the month.

The FRAMs are intended for use in smart meters in medical devices, and industrial machinery and support an astonishing 10 trillion writing cycles.

Fujitsu claims that endurance cycle betters other non-volatile memory by at least a million times.  FRAM memory devices consume 92 percent less power during writing compared to EEPROMs of the same capacity, and also write 920 times faster.

A FRAM chip lets data be retained when power is switched off, and so are ideal for devices in the case of power outages.

Fujitsu will also make the 1Mbit and 2Mbit devices available for consumer devices and tiny medical devices.