TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese government
researchers and Sharp Corp have developed a memory disc which can
store 40 times more data than a digital video disc (DVD), a
government researcher said Thursday.
The new technology makes it
possible to store 40 movies each two hours long on a single
12-inch (30.5 cm) disc, said Nobufumi Atoda, chief scientist at
the National Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research.
The new disc can store 200
gigabytes of data, compared with 4.7 gigabytes on a DVD disc,
The research unit, part of the
Science and Technology Agency, plans to work jointly with Sharp
and three other Japanese companies to produce prototypes of the
new disc and disc drive within two to three years, Atoda added.