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A market-research report suggests carbon nanotube storage developer Nantero could be on the verge of a breakout after years of disappointment and struggle. A tipping point could be its licensing deal with Fujitsu, which the BCC Research report, "Is NRAM Creating Market Volatility?" mentions. Nantero did not sponsor the BCC …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Capacity is probably more about investment

    Right now NRAM is just a hope and a prayer, so who is going to invest in building it in leading edge fabs where mask sets alone cost millions of dollars? Its low capacities are probably due to that. If the demand was there, it could be a lot more dense, though yields and other factors might mean it can't be as dense as DRAM.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Capacity is probably more about investment

      Nantero is licensing the technology to partners, who will shoulder the product development costs. As to Masks, traditional silicon CMOS uses dizzying numbers - only to rise with EUV lithography. NRAM uses almost none.

  2. Tom 64

    > "its basis is the movement of the ends of carbon nanotubes"

    ... and they clam unlimited endurance? I smell pie in the sky.

    DRAM doesn't have unlimited endurance and that has no moving parts at all.

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