reports that a new, "universal" memory chip is now ready for market. For years, the chip industry has sought the reality of a chip that combines the endurance of traditional memory with the ability of a hard drive to retain information while powered down. Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., announced such a chip, named MRA, or magnetoresistive random-access memory. While flash memory can also retain information while powered down, MRAM differs in that it doesn't degrade over time and it is fast to both read and write bits......

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