HP's "grain of rice" chip

HP has developed a teeny tiny chip, which is about the size of a grain of rice and holds incredible promise when it comes to future computing. The chip, despite its petite size, delivers data at the speed of 10 Mbps and boasts a storage capacity that ranges from 256 kilobits to 4 megabits, which means it can store pages of text, more than a few digital images or even a short video segment. That kind of ability plus the chip's mobility (since the chip can be embedded in items like paper) offers up a whole new world in terms of mobile computing and identification technologies. The only bad news is that HP's Memory Spot won't hit the commercial market for about two years.

For more on the tiny powerful chip development:
- read this article at CIO Today

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