March 19, 2012 -- Flash memory is ubiquitous, especially in mobile devices. Available in a wide range of form factors, it continues to push hard-disk drives from more and more platforms as its costs go down and capacities and operational lifetimes go up.
NAND and NOR Flash memory dominate the solid-state non-volatile memory (NVM) arena, but they aren't the only technologies that are available. Form factors that don't expose flash memory explicitly are possible targets for replacement with non-Flash technologies. For example, non-Flash products are cropping up in serial storage.
By Bill Wong. Wong is a Senior Editor with Electronic Design Magazine.
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