random-access memory

noun

Definition of random-access memory

: ram

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Recent Examples on the Web Micron produces computer memory and computer data storage including dynamic random-access memory, flash memory, and USB flash drives. Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, "Top Stocks To Buy In March," 5 Mar. 2021 The bug stems from the failure of the input-output memory management unit—which provides protection preventing the malicious modification of static random-access memory—to implement early enough in the firmware boot process. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "5 years of Intel CPUs and chipsets have a concerning flaw that’s unfixable," 5 Mar. 2020 Micron, along with Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Hynix Inc. of South Korea, which also views memory chip technology as a national-security priority, are the dominant global producers of dynamic random-access memory chips, known as DRAM. Kate O’keeffe, WSJ, "U.S. Adopts New Battle Plan to Fight China’s Theft of Trade Secrets," 12 Nov. 2018 Getting out of the dynamic random-access memory market, which Japan was dominating, was the best thing that ever happened to U.S. semiconductor industry. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "Lessons From an ’80s Trade War," 7 Oct. 2018 Dubbed GLitch, the exploit is the first to show that GPUs can flip individual bits stored in dynamic random-access memory. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Drive-by Rowhammer attack uses GPU to compromise an Android phone," 3 May 2018 But Micron began manufacturing dynamic random-access memory chips in 1981 and went public in 1984. idahostatesman, "About Us: 150 Years of News and Change | Idaho Statesman," 1 Aug. 2015 To meet demand and to accommodate the increasing complexity of its products, Mehrotra said Micron will expand its flash-memory manufacturing in Singapore with a new building, and will add to a dynamic random-access memory plant in Hiroshima, Japan. David Staats, idahostatesman, "Boise’s Micron will expand manufacturing to keep pace with rising sales. Here’s where | Idaho Statesman," 22 Mar. 2018 That flash, which stacks memory in layers, fills a gap between conventional flash, which is cheap and good for data storage, and dynamic random-access memory, which is faster but costlier and loses data when power is turned off. David Staats, idahostatesman, "Micron, Intel curb their partnership. What it means for Boise’s top for-profit employer," 9 Jan. 2018

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random-access memory

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