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Excluding baseband chip, mobile phones' multimedia processor chip, wireless connection chip and storage chip trend to integrate.
Their new Vaio laptops are all sheathed in aluminium and include the stick-of-gum-sized storage chip. This SR1K (pounds 1,700) has a speedy 500Mhz Pentium III processor, 64 Mb RAM and a nine gigabyte hard drive.
That device - a secure storage chip made by Dallas Semiconductor Corp - gets round Postal Service rules about storing monetary value on a hard disk.
Samsung has commenced mass production of its next-generation storage chip of around 384GB storage capacity.
One artist, for example, has embedded a digital storage chip under his skin that can interact with the Near field communications (NFC) reader that is integrated with many mobile devices.
Out of the 8GB, only 4.6GB is available for users, so you have to use a micro storage chip.
Intel today said it's committed to putting out at least two more generations of Itanium - one in two years and the next in four years.

Poulson, which is the code name for the next Itanium processor, is expected to add an advanced multi-core architecture, instruction-level and hyper-threading enhancements and new reliability features, according to the chip maker.

Intel also pointed that it'll refresh its two-socket systems with Westmere EX processors later this quarter and it'll launch an embedded storage chip, code-named Jasper Forest, in the next several days.
Based on the filing with the FCC, Nintendo is planning to upgrade the processor and flash storage chips in the gaming console, The Verge reports.