“The fundamental building blocks of all computing devices could be about to undergo a dramatic change that would allow faster, more efficient machines. Researchers at computer firm Hewlett Packard have shown off working devices built using memristors – often described as electronics’ missing link. These tiny devices were proposed 40 years ago but only fabricated in 2008. HP says it has now shown that they can be used to crunch data, meaning they could be used to build advanced chips.”
40 Year-old Discovery Could Define Future of Computing
Submitted by Laurence 2010-04-12 Hardware 8 Comments
The link has a %22 after it. Correct link is http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8609885.stm
40 year old *proposal*.
“Despite being proposed by Professor Chua in 1971, it took almost forty years for a working memristor to be built”
Edited 2010-04-12 14:49 UTC
Seriously… fast like RAM, and non-volatile like hard drives… sign me up. 5 years from now it’ll be between memristors and SSD like its between SSD and hard drives today.