Tom’s Hardware and TechPowerUp, two online publications focused on technology, sought out Banner Witcoff attorney Kerry Creeron for his insight on Apple’s newly-issued patent for a multi-level memory subsystem.
Apple’s patent, which covers a hybrid memory subsystem comprised of cache DRAM and main DRAM, “may provide a glimpse of how Apple sees the future of its system-on-chips,” according to the Jan. 27 Tom’s Hardware article.
“This patent was filed in a wide array of jurisdictions, including the EP (European Patent Org.), U.S., China, and Japan,” Kerry told Tom’s Hardware. “Such a wide filing strategy is expensive and typically only makes sense if IP protection is important.”
The Tom’s Hardware article, “Apple Patent May Hint at the Future of Its Chips: A Multi-Level Hybrid Memory Subsystem,” and the Jan. 28 TechPowerUp article, Apple Patents Multi-Level Hybrid Memory Subsystem,” are both available online.
Posted: January 28, 2021