Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
No You Khan’t
Whatever happened to charged packet memory?
30 years ago New Scientist carried a story about Bart Khan who’d invented a memory device claimed to be 4x denser than IBM’s densest disc drive.
The ‘philosopher’s stone of computer storage’ enthused the NS. Storage was in the form of analogue waveforms stored in capacitors.
Khan said that big US and Japanese companies had offered his company, Micro Xeno, ‘multi-million pound cheques’ to develop charged packet memory.
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