i don't know about anyone else but im getting tired of "this new thing" just around the corner, only one more YEAR to go and then.... forever
i dont care what's available in years from now, i could be dead by then.... make something i want to actually buy, advertise it and sell it to me NOW, whatever that might be.
We have a comparable situation on our urban lake. A clutch of ducks from a mating between a domestic duck and a mallard has resulted in a dozen ducks with colors ranging from white to full-male-mallard. The walking and quacking are not different.
The merger appears to be more likely:
"Elpida merger talks in final stage / Combined firm could have 2nd-largest share of DRAM chip market
The Yomiuri Shimbun (Jan. 25, 2012)"
From a 2010 article on Bright Side it appears that this Elpida project involving Sharp is likely a thin-film device. The resistive mechanism being exploited is still not being explained. This is the brouhaha bubbling every which way:
Elpida is panicking, they also announced work on charge trap flash previously with spansion. I doubt they will want to exit the DRAM game, to focus solely on ReRAM or flash. Whatever happened to their 4F^2 DRAM cell, I thought that would bring more interest and confidence in Elpida.
At this point, will Micron seriously let Elpida take the driver's seat?
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