CHIBA, Japan--BiCS. It's the acronym that could extend Moore's Law.
BiCS, which stands for Bit Cost Memory, is a three-dimensional flash memory chip developed by Toshiba in which transistors can be stacked vertically. Stacking vertically, ideally, will allow engineers to continue to add more transistors to a chip at a steady pace, which in turn means continual, steady improvement in electronics. Cost goes down, performance goes up, and everyone can continue to sell new products to willing customers.
The company has created working samples and discussed the technology at academic conferences, but is showing the concept for the … Read more