Nintendo looking into holographic storage solutions

Could Nintendo and InPhase Technologies be working on a storage solution for the Wii? This would be a pretty radical solution, but there is evidence that the two teams are working together. Take a look at a pair of excerpts from the patent that tie Nintendo into this whole project…

“… disclosure is herein made that the claimed invention was made pursuant to a Joint Research Agreement as defined in 35 U.S.C. 103 (c)(3), that was in effect on or before the date the claimed invention was made, and as a result of activities undertaken within the scope of the Joint Research Agreement, by or on the behalf of Nintendo Co., and InPhase Technologies, Inc.”

Joint Research Agreement “… a written contract, grant, or cooperative agreement entered into by two or more persons or entities for the performance of experimental, developmental, or research work in the field of the claimed invention.”

Well, Nintendo is definitely involved…but in what capacity? Is this something we would see on the Wii, a Nintendo system thereafter, or is it another beast altogether? To learn more about holographic storage, check out this Wiki entry.


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