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non-volatile memory

non-volatile memory

Memory chips that hold their content without power being applied. It may refer to chips that are not changeable, such as ROMs and PROMs, or to chips that can be rewritten many times such as flash memory. However, USB flash drives, along with hard drives and solid state drives (SSDs), are non-volatile storage devices, not non-volatile memory. See ROM, PROM, memory types, storage vs. memory and future memory chips.


Core Memory Was Non-Volatile
The first widely used internal memory employed magnetic cores strung together with wires, and the cores held their content without power. About 30" high, this Dataram module provided 32KB of RAM for a Data General minicomputer in 1967. See core storage.
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The non-volatile memory (NVM) market drivers mentioned in this report include Faster Switching Time, High Endurance And Efficient Power Consumption, Increasing Applications Base and Replacement For Traditional Memory Technologies.
List Of Tables (79 Tables) TABLE 1 GLOBAL MASS PRODUCTION NON-VOLATILE MEMORY MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCTS, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) TABLE 2 DRIVER IMPACT ANALYSIS AND FORECAST TABLE 3 MEMORY TECHNOLOGY ATTRIBUTES TABLE 4 RESTRAINT IMPACT ANALYSIS AND FORECAST TABLE 5 QUANTIFICATION OF OVERALL POTER'S ANALYSIS TABLE 6 QUANTIFICATION OF THE DEGREE OF COMPETITION TABLE 7 QUANTIFICATION OF THE THREAT FROM NEW ENTRANTS TABLE 8 QUANTIFICATION OF THE THREAT FROM SUBSTITUTES TABLE 9 QUANTIFICATION OF THE BARGAINING POWER OF THE BUYERS TABLE 10 QUANTIFICATION OF THE BARGAINING POWER OF THE SUPPLIERS TABLE 11 VOLATILE MEMORY VS.
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NVMHCI is tailored to non-volatile memory specifically and will help provide industry momentum for NAND flash in PCs, such as our Intel[R] Centrino[R] mobile platform with Intel[R] Turbo Memory," said Rick Coulson, senior fellow and director of I/O Architecture at Intel.
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