Tuesday, August 14, 2007

DRAM- dynamic random access memory

DRAM- dynamic random access memory

Robert Heath Dennard invented the one-transistor dynamic random access memory DRAM in 1967. It has become the standard for the RAM industry and enabled the microcomputer revolution because prior to his invention, computers were too large and heavy to be installed in homes or placed on desktops. Before the early 1970s, computers required separate storage space and dedicated air conditioning units to keep them cool.

Inventor: Robert Heath Dennard
Criteria: First to invent. First to patent.
Birth: September 5, 1932 in Terrell, Texas
Nationality: American
Invention: dynamic random access memory DRAM in 1967
Function: noun / most often called RAM
Definition: A computer memory that provides the main internal storage available to the user for programs and data. A breakthrough that transformed the microelectronics industry in the early 1970s and remains the most popular form of computer memory today.


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