What is a Content-Addressable Memory (CAM)? The Memory Guy decided to post this after having recently run across a very strange web post HERE that erroneously inferred that CAM chips from NEC could be a threat to NAND-based SSDs. The article was based on a press release from NEC and Tohoku University that can be read HERE.
It’s not at all surprising that the release was misunderstood – it’s very awkwardly written:
The new CAM utilizes the vertical magnetization of vertical domain wall elements in reaction to magnetic substances in order to enable data that is processing within the CAM to be stored on a circuit without using power.