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Polymer memory refers to a new memory technology that uses conductive polymers instead of silicon-based constructions to store information. Some of the advances in this new technology are promising even more efficient storage hardware and new methodologies for accessing stored data.
Advances in polymer memory are exciting -- they replace the old charged silicon method with a method that takes a plastic or polymer and works on the basis of its resistance. To put it simply, every memory cell references a polymer that is put into a different conductive condition by the read/write mechanisms. That means the data are stored permanently in the system. Polymer memory has the potential to really change how hardware is made and how all the information used in IT architectures is stored.