Tech Brief: Much Ado About Memory

January 16, 2018 , Industry, Technology
New semiconductor applications are ever changing and improving our lives, from new smartphones and wearables to healthcare, factory automation, and artificial intelligence. The humble memory chip working in the background plays a critical role in enabling these technologies. For example, that awesome picture you just took would be lost forever without memory. Your computer can’t perform the instructions you give it – like “open this document” or “add a column to my spreadsheet” – without memory’s help. And every time you hit “save,” the data you just created goes to long-term storage (memory). While these examples may be obvious, have you ever wondered how memory works? In this Tech Brief, we take a high-level look at the basics of this important technology.

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