AMD doubles memory capacity

New design doubles Flash memoryAdvanced Micro Devices (AMD) says it has come up with a new design that lets Flash memory chips, used in everything from MP3 players to automobiles, hold twice as much as standard Flash.

AMD's Mirror Bit architecture is compatible with current standard low-voltage parts but claims to be able to store two bits of data in one memory cell, effectively doubling the memory capacity without significantly increasing cost.

Products featuring Mirror Bit are to go on sale in the first quarter of 2002.

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