Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st May 2008 18:47 UTC, submitted by james_parker
Hardware, Embedded Systems First theorized in the 1970's as the fourth basic circuit element, a practical memristor implementation has finally been discovered at HP Labs. If practical manufacturing can be scaled up, memristor technology could become the new standard for computer memory -- memory that combines the speed of DRAM, the persistence of Flash memory, and the bit density of hard drives. In addition, memristors can work as analog as well as digital devices, and hold promise as the basis for building neural networks
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RE[2]: If this works.....
by Lennie on Fri 2nd May 2008 07:59 UTC in reply to "RE: If this works....."
Lennie
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2007-09-22

I think the impact for electronics design may be a lot greater. For example is this really is as good as it sounds, it would mean better processors as well, because it could generate less heat.

Heat is one of their biggest problems right now for not scaling up futher.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Yes, good by transistor based procs, hello memritor based procs.

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