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Cranford, NJ 1998-Jan-31

In a shocking double barreled announcement, ACC, which had been for some time denying any interest in "productization" of the Transcapacitor, has apparently been biding its time while electronic semiconductor physicists and chemists worked on recent wafer scale development.

However, today, without any warning at all ACC did a 180 degree TURNABOUT, citing Industrial Secrecy needs, and has suddenly announced that it had released photographs of the prototype TRANSCAPACITOR to the PRESS, who visited and took hundreds of photographs of various parts of ACC's New Jersey facilities and personnel working there on Friday.


ACC also gave Press an exclusive opportunity to view the Transcapacitor at Work, and to discuss the most recent revolutionary discovery from the Lab Shopkeeper's Notebook: LIQUID MEMORY (called "AT.Project.2" at ACC, while the TCAP is called "AT.Project.1")!



Basing it's prediction on the measured progress of its research staff working on the TCAP wafer scale fabrication effort, ACC indicated that it's newly formed business "ACC Labs" intends to BRING THE TCAP STORAGE DEVICE, a solid state 90GB Disk Drive, to market within "four to five years" or less, indicating that a RAID ARRAY of 12 such disk "chips" may be the first product it offers for sale in the TCAP line.


Such a product would have over a 1 Terabyte capacity, indicated a spokesperson, and would occupy only a 2 inch square by 3.5 - 4.25 inch area.

Anthony Chen, head of the effort to build ultra-density nano-transcapacitors, indicated:

"Right at this point, we are in the process of engineering-out growth and deposition irregularities in the process we are using to yield 45 Cell / 2 GB per Cell wafer-fabs. It will take us the original two years to complete this effort, providing us with TWO, not one, variation.


The first, the Solid State 90GB Disk Drive, which shall then take an additional 12 to 18 months to bring to market, beating the IBM Product Development cycle handbooks by, maybe, 12 months, will be ready.


During that time, we hope to Patent three variations, the second being a lower capacity, higher degree of 'intercommunication' unit - a 'Neural Network Array' based on 24 Billion 'Complex Transcapacitor Nodes' adopting a software configurable topology.


This NN-array will require advanced Neural Net software to manage it, and will take quite a bit longer to debug, requiring a small supercomputer to serve as its "process controller". We have not yet announced WHAT the Third Variation is, yet, so I can't comment on that one."

A Spokesperson for ACC indicated it had "no comment" on what effect the TCAP products might have on the value of conventional magnetic disk drive products or the companies which manufacture them. Suggestions that ACC was pre-announcing the product in order to drive Disk Drive company stock down, so it could corner the market, was responded to with: "Presposterous!"

Chen indicated in response to the question "How does it work?", with:

"Well, you have to understand, each tiny TCAP device acts like a power source and a power sink connected by an unconventional balancing material, operating like the 'scales of justice'. Once energized, it hardly loses any power, maintaining a stable operation that yields no heat and which "interlocks" in one state.


External currents simply effect the balance of 'source electrons' to 'sink electrons', requiring only minute changes to effect a very large data read or write. We have found that it uses a 'quantum inversion field' to maintain charges within its domain, and simply redistributes them from Source to Sink and back, causing a change only to the Balance, like a scale moving in one direction or the other up or down.


We called this the 'Shulman' effect, because it was his theory about it that proved correct, and so the name stuck, despite Jack's insistence that we not associate him with the device. He's much very more shy than the rest of us are!"




At the groundbreaking effort announcing the formation of ACC Labs, in Cranford, American's president, Jack Shulman, indicated to Press, that the "number of innovations in the Notebook appear endless from where we view things."

ACC announced it was working on a very unusual development, a high speed liquid based memory device with "submolecular magnetic domain" addressability, based on,

"ceramic metallites porous enough to absorb a special liquid suspension that quite literally enable the cermet to, in a very orderly fashion, store information in a manner not unlike old-style magnetic core memory, which can be read or retrieved via intersecting electromagnetic signals at specific frequencies".

ACC indicated that the preliminary study of drawings that were leading it down the path of building a second prototypical "alleged alien technology" device, appeared to describe several forms of addressable memory with a capacity of about 10000 to 100000 times the density of today's "S-DRAM DIMM MEMORY", with longer refresh rates, lower power consumption, and a much higher speed - on an order of 3-800 Gigaherz cycle times and faster (speeds capable of being used to deliver data to ultra fast Teraherz optical net switching, without time division multiplexing, sub-modulation or channeling).

"Between these two devices, we have a remarkable story. To give you an idea of what ACC has discovered, consider the capacity and speed of the T-CAP and the LQ-RAM. Imagine: placing the sum of the entire WORLD WIDE INTERNET and storing it on a single Desk Sized storage device, using TCAPS, that is -- every single website in the world today, held in a small box a few cubic feet in size -- and then using our unannounced TCAP Product with LQ-RAM and transmitting the entire WORLD WIDE INTERNET across the country by fiber optics, to another such device a few cubic feet in size -- in only a few moments!!" commented Chen, "It's ironic how we, today, think such a feat impossible, yet every day, I come to work, and review the ACC/Roswell-1947 Shopkeeper's drawings, which are 50 YEARS OLD, and they depict things UNTHINKABLE EVEN IN 1998 !!"

A spokesperson indicated:

"This is consistent with our perception that this even higher density faster memory was probably used in modest amounts as the 'operative storage' in a computer not unlike our own, but one where larger, lower density storage, like the TCAP, were used for offline archive.


It's strange to consider the TCAP, capable of storing 1 Terabyte in the space of a flashlight battery, as an analogy to a Tape Drive, but at the speeds we are talking about, the TCAP is much slower, but perhaps more 'permanent' than Liquid Memory.


Our next 'Engineering Marvels' reverse engineering exercise, analyzing what appears to be the equivalent of a power source and logical control 'phase loop lock' circuit on a scale that appears unparalleled in our experience, may help us look further out into the original designers' theories, accelerating some of what we are doing."

American's VP of Research indicated:

"If this device came from SPACE, then it must have been part of a very advanced computer requiring an enormous active memory, a huge permanent storage, and a vast array of micro-programmable processors. It would have made today's Massively Parallel Computers seem quite simplistic by comparison.


We are getting some really keen insight into how to improve the Desktop Workstation and the Network Server, by studying these devices: they are providing clues that should enable us to greatly improve the overall through put of our existing system products.


There are things about these devices, the TCAP and the LQ-RAM, that explore areas of polyphasic buffering, pipelining and multi-threading information flows that humanity hasn't considered yet. This could be quite a BOON to our mainstream product development efforts."

American indicated that it would be regularly releasing photos, documents and scientific studies that would assist the Public in understanding the nature of what it has been engaging in in-depth research into, through the auspices of the newly organized ACC Labs.