Provides the reader with memory fundamentals as well as directions for future research. Examines memory history, current memory technology and offers a glimpse at the future of memories. Topics include memory market trends and their importance to both industry and government applications requirements which determine the direction of memory development and technical aspects of memories. Descriptions and usage of the various types of memories including SRAMs, DRAMs, VDRAMs, EPROMs, EEPROMs, and ROMs are also provided. Finally, it looks at memory packing, large scale integration, and the manufacture of memories.