Monday, April 17, 2006
The Impact of Emerging Technologies: Flash for Laptops - Technology Review
The Impact of Emerging Technologies: Flash for Laptops - Technology Review "Flash storage, traditionally found in cell phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players, is finding its way onto the laptop. Last October, Intel unveiled a hybrid storage technology in which flash is used with a conventional magnetic hard drive to increase battery life. Then, last month at the CeBIT, a technology show in Hannover, Germany, Samsung Semiconductor displayed a laptop in which 32 gigabytes of flash completely replaces the hard drive (click here for an image of this flash drive). As storage densities rise and prices fall for flash technology, many industry experts expect that it's only a matter of time before flash memory becomes common in laptops."