IBM, Infineon with new memory chip

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IBM, Infineon with new memory chip

IBM and German chipmaker Infineon are close to completing a new kind of memory that could enable computers to boot up instantaneously. The technology, dubbed MRAM (Magnetic Random Access Memory), is is said to be available as early as 2005, sources say. “Unlike current versions of computer memory found in everything from PCs to handheld computers, MRAM uses magnetic charges rather than electrical charges to store memory.”

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