Monthly Archives: September 2011

1972: When scientific calculators truly went low power

Dave Cochran recently wrote about his long engineering career at Hewlett-Packard on the www.hpmemory.org Web site. Who? What Web site? Well, the Web site is an amazing living museum that’s a tribute to Bill and Dave’s HP. And Dave Cochran is … Continue reading

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The return of magnetic memory? A review of the MRAM panel at the Flash Memory Summit

Prior to 1970, magnetic memory in the form of little ferrite cores dominated the computing landscape. According to Wikipedia, the first core memory was installed in the groundbreaking MIT Whirlwind computer in 1953. (Note: I have a copy of the … Continue reading

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