1K Chips (image) Rice University Caption One-kilobit memory chips based on silicon oxide have the potential to surpass the limitations of flash memory in packing density, energy consumption per bit and switching speed, according to researchers at Rice University. The latest chips have embedded diodes that prevent data-corrupting crosstalk between individual memory cells. Credit Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Usage Restrictions Must credit: Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.