Could RAM replace the SSD? Well, not really, but this spunky Japanese startup could be pretty close

A Japanese memory startup that’s been lurking in the shadows for over a decade has just emerged with a bang. Neo Semiconductor has announced that it wants to produce DRAM chips 8 times denser than the current generation – 16 Gbit DRAM – using a technology called 3D X-DRAM.

As the name suggests, there will be layers of material, 230 in total so far, helping it produce a 128Gb DRAM chip. By comparison, Samsung is aiming to launch a 32Gb DDR5 DRAM chip in 2023 with 1TB memory modules on the horizon.

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