Robert Dennard, who invented fast memory technology still at the heart of computing and who captured the chip industry's march of progress in an idea called Dennard scaling, has received the prestigious Kyoto Prize.
In a ceremony Sunday, the Inamori Foundation awarded Dennard, an IBM fellow, the Kyoto Prize for advanced technology for the 1968 invention of DRAM. The award comes with $500,000.
Dynamic random access memory, or DRAM, is able to store information so a chip can retrieve it rapidly. It's central to the operation of everything from mobile phones to mainframes. Indeed, it's become … Read more