A Japan-U.S. alliance is targeting a replacement for DRAM — a longstanding staple of computer hardware.

More than 20 Japanese and US chip-related companies are joining forces to develop mass-production techniques for a next-generation chip technology called magnetoresistive random access memory, or MRAM, according to a report in Nikkei’s Asian Review.

Players in the new research push include Tokyo Electron, Shin-Etsu Chemical, Renesas Electronics, Hitachi, and US memory giant Micron Technology.

The companies “will dispatch a few dozen researchers” to Tohoku University in northern Japan, according to Nikkei. The effort at Tohoku University will be led by professor Tetsuo Endoh. Development will begin in February.

Tupelo is not finding the cutting edge economic solutions that can improve the city. It does not pursue high technology research. It sits back on low wage manufacturing and tourism because the leaders just look at retail sales and sales tax rather than intellectual goals.

Who’s going to get rich with Blue Fire in Fulton

Who has bought into the scam? The Daily Urinal posted a column that was somewhat skeptical of the venture several months ago but the saga continues.  Has Itawamba county thrown money into the deal?


Why was Tupelo not on the list for Cspire fiber internet. High speed fiber is 30 times faster than Comcast and a requirement for most any high tech industry. The residential customer would not pay more than Comcast but have better service. Is Tupelo Water and Light planning to use its fiber that it is installing, to serve more than just meter readings? Is the city under some deal with Comcast not to bring in competition?


What is really the story and reason for the city council to fall on its face on this one?

Some people are saying that the city would not give them the tax breaks because of Comcast and ATT.

Twitter’s new home helps revive a seedy neighborhood


For them, it made sense to buy the undervalued Art Deco landmark built in 1937, which had some of the most spacious floor plans in the in the city at a time when office space in the city was tight. Twitter signed a lease until 2021 for 295,000 square feet in the building and could expand that as its workforce grows. 


Now 15 other companies, like Spotify, Square and Yammer, emboldened by Twitter’s move and a city tax incentive that largely makes them exempt from city payroll taxes if they relocate to the Mid-Market, have committed to take 1.3 million square feet in the Mid-Market, which the city has renamed Central Market. Apartment towers with 5,500 units are in the works, and arts groups, chefs, retailers and even a venture capitalist firm have taken up residence. 


The way to end slums and loss of the middle class is to have opportunities for the creative class and remove bias regulations and government control over business.


“People tend to build when they can lease and make money,” 


About 18 months ago, tech companies started moving or expanding here to be closer to their employees or entrepreneurs preferring life in a big city rather than in the valley’s suburban sprawl. 


After Twitter announced it was moving to the area, the developer scrapped its original plans and tailored the apartments for the tech workers who would be employed nearby. Residents of NEMA, short for New Market, as the development is called, will have amenities like a saltwater pool, landscaped terraces, valet parking and dog-walking services.

“We wanted to participate even more in the renaissance of the area. We wanted to set an example and provide the most creative offerings,”


Tech people are not interested in having single family homes to take care of.