June 23, 2009
1000 year capability memory being developed by Japanese researchers
The major problems for hard disks and recording media are longevity and reliability especially when it comes to sensitive corporate data. The existing ones do not last longer than a decade or so. To overcome this, Japan is trying to develop a device that will last for 100 decades. This project is led by professor Kuroda from Keio University and researchers from Kyoto University and Sharp. The experiments that were conducted so far, the team has used a semiconductor chip as the storage medium and wireless communication technology to read data which is possible at a high speed also. The researchers are crossing their fingers to have a practical version of the memory device to be ready by 2018.