Flexible Flash Memory Gets Us One Step Closer To Bendy Computing

This organic flash memory from researchers at the University of Tokyo has got me dreaming in flex-o-vision.

Takeyo Someya, Tsuyoshi Sekitani and their team have placed memory cells on a polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) sheet that can bend with a curvature radius up to 6mm before causing any mechanical or electrical degradation. We're still pretty far from seeing this research being used in practical applications - in its current form, the organic flash memory has a memory retention of only a day. But at some point, the researchers say, we'll be seeing it used for large-area sensors, electronic paper and other large-area electronic devices. [Tech-On via Engadget]

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