Restless leg syndrome used in memory chips

BOFFS AT Matsushita have claimed a breakthrough by designing high performing memory chips that will use the protein that eases the irriting condition called “restless legs”.

According to, the Japanese firm has cooperated with a number of universities to devise a system based on the protein ferritin. That’s mixed with liquid containing types of metal and then placed on a silicon substrate, with the resulting good being baked to high temperatures. That destroys the protein and leaves lines on the substrate.

In five years time, said the wire, the technology will be available on the market, eventually leading to memory chips that could hold as much as one terabyte of data. A shortage of ferritin in the human body apparently aggravates the condition known to gazillions as “restless legs”

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