A recent breakthrough in Phase Change Memory (PCM) by IBM will lead to faster memory technology with lower power consumption.
IBM said it has produced phase-change memory (PCM) chips that can store two bits of data per cell without data corruption problems, something that has plagued PCM development from the start. [Article]
PCM can endure up to 5 million write cycles which is far higher than the 100,000 cycles in enterprise-class NAND flash products. IBM does not plan to build their own products but will license the technology to memory manufacturers such as Toshiba and Samsung.