(1) Short for Ferroelectric Random Access Memory, a type of non-volatile memory developed by Ramtron International Corporation. FRAM combines the access speed of DRAM and SRAM with the non-volatility of ROM. Because of its high speed, it is replacing EEPROM in many devices. The term FRAMitself is a trademark of Ramtron.
(2) Slang tern used to describe e-mail spam that is sent to you by family, friends or any person that you know personally.
See “Getting Rid of Spam” and “All About Spam, Spim and Spit” in the Did You Know section of Webopedia.