NTT Develops Stamp-Sized 1GB Mobile Media
Forthcoming holographic read-only storage will be aimed at mobile devices.Japans Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) said in February that it will commercialize a new type of read-only storage media that is the size of a postage stamp. Called the Information-Multilayered Imprinted CArd, or Info-MICA, the new media stores data based on the technology of thin-film holography. The company said it expects the new 1GB media to initially cost no more than 300 yen, or under $3. The drive has low power consumption and can be inexpensively mass produced.
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