Storage Technologies

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Technology Map Detailed Contents June 2004

Recent Developments

  • IBM and Infineon Promote Magnetic Memory to Replace Flash Technology
  • Motorola Debuts A Prototype of A Nanocrystal Flash Chip
  • Lexar Media Ships 4-Gbyte Compact Flash Card
  • Researchers Package Semiconductor Chips in Three Dimensions
  • IBM Turns Data-Storage Systems into Modules
  • DRAM Market Makes Slight Gains
  • IBM, HP, and Carnegie Mellon Develop Tangible Bits

Updates

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • Bits and Bytes
  • Error Correction
  • CLV and CAV
  • Magnetic Recording
  • Hard-Disk Drives
  • Tapes
  • Optical Recording
  • Semiconductor/Solid-State Technology
  • Computer Storage and Consumer Electronics
  • Components

Commercial Development Parameters

  • Demand Factors
  • General Constraints
  • Competing Technologies
  • Regulatory Factors
  • Required Resources
  • Synergistic Technologies

Areas to Monitor

  • Mainstream Technologies
  • Blue Lasers
  • Three-Dimensional Storage
  • Nanochip
  • Holographic Storage Technology
  • Spectral-Hole Burning
  • Focused Charged-Particle Beam
  • Digital Video Recorders
  • E-Disks for Superfast Applications
  • Miniaturization of Storage Technologies
  • GIGAMO
  • Potential Shift Beyond Binary Logic and Storage
  • Magnetic Memory for Computational Logic
  • Nanometer-Size Geometries for Storage Technologies
  • Live Cells for Data Storage
  • Organic Molecules for Information Storage
  • Ultra-High-Density Storage Possibilities with Nanoscale Magnetic Sensors

Implications of Commercialization

  • Higher Storage Densities
  • Overcapacity
  • Miniaturization
  • The Late-Blooming CD-Rs and CD-RWs
  • DVDs And DVD-RAMs
  • Impending New Technologies

Market Development

  • Hard-Disk Drives
  • Optical Storage Technology
  • Flash Memories

Applications

  • Magnetic Storage Devices
  • Hard-Disk Drives
  • Tapes
  • Digital Video Recorders
  • Conventional Floppy Disks
  • Advanced Floppies
  • Storage Networking
  • Optical Storage Devices
  • Compact Discs
  • CD-ROMs
  • CD-Rs and CD-RWs
  • Magneto-Optical Discs
  • DVDs
  • DVD-Video
  • DVD-ROMs
  • DVD-RAMs
  • DVD-Audio
  • Flash Memories
  • Digital Cameras
  • Portable Devices

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