Millipede Project

Millipede Project

Announcement Date: October 30, 1995

Gerd Binnig and Peter Vettiger start the IBM Millipede project, a unique data storage concept using sharp heatable tips. By 2007 a 2D array of heatable tips was able to write, read and delete data with an extremely high storage density. Still, the technology was never marketed due to economic reasons.