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Robert Dennard, IBM Inventor Whose Chip Changed Computing, Dies at 91

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Robert H. Dennard, an engineer who invented the silicon memory technology that is crucial in smartphones, laptops, and tablets, died at the age of 91. He pioneered the development of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) at IBM in the 1960s. DRAM allowed for significant improvements in data capacity and speed using small silicon chips. This technology has been instrumental in modern computing, enabling tasks such as streaming videos and using AI chatbots. Dennard’s contributions to the field have revolutionized computer memory.