Israeli company C3D has come up with a technology that will let you store 10Gbyte of data on a credit card - current smart media cards hold 64Mbyte.
The company expects its ‘flurescent multi-layer data storage technology’ to spawn a new breed of data storage intensive information appliances, replicating PC functionality on consumer and handheld devices, notably PDAs and mobile phones.
The arrival of high speed Internet downlaoding capability will inevitably increase the demand for media with multi-Gigabyte storage capacity, claims the company.
The technology can also be utilised to store 140Gbyte of data on a CD Rom. The company will immediately seek to license its technology to joint venture partners and expects to commence production of the first commercial devices within 12 months.
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