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Rice, UCLA Slash Energy Needs for Next-generation Memory
June 7, 2012
Researchers from Rice University and University of California, Los Angeles, have unveiled a new data-encoding scheme that slashes more than 30 percent of the energy needed to write data onto memory cards that use "phase-change memory"--a competitor to flash memory that has big backing from industry heavyweights. The breakthrough was presented this week at the IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference in San Francisco.
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