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memory cell

[′mem·rē ‚sel]
(computer science)
A single storage element of a memory, together with associated circuits for storing and reading out one bit of information.

memory cell

One bit of memory. In dynamic RAM memory, a cell is made up of one transistor and one capacitor. In static RAM memory, a cell is made up of about five transistors. See memory chip.
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The majority of digital systems, including computers, mobile phones and smart TVs use memory cells for data storage and data recovery.
Chang, Yeo and colleagues discovered that the decision by an individual T cell to produce effector and memory cells is made almost at the moment of infection.
The technology developed by BeSang allows vertical memory cells to be stacked on top of conventional CMOS logic within a semiconductor chip, using seamless and unlimited interconnects between device layers.
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The device is based on the principles of resistive memory, which can be used to create memory cells that are smaller, operate at a higher speed and offer more storage capacity than flash memory cells, the current industry standard.
Forrest anticipates that an array of polymer memory cells on a 1-millimeter-square chip could store 1 megabit of information.
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To create so-called nonvolatile electronic memory, the researchers built one-bit, prototype memory cells from layers of metal and semiconductors, manipulating the energy barriers that appear naturally at the interfaces.