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This prototype eDRAM, or Embedded Dynamic Random Access Memory chip, contains over 12 million bits and high-performance logic
Photo: Company [Feb 16, 2007]

IBM announced a breakthrough in microchip design that will more than triple the amount of memory contained on a single high-end chip.

With the advent of multi-core chips, memory has become an increasingly critical aspect of microprocessor performance. This prototype eDRAM, or Embedded Dynamic Random Access Memory chip, contains over 12 million bits and high-performance logic. It will be available in IBM products beginning next year.

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