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[BBC] Memristors Making Progress

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Once these precise engineering details are used to optimise memristors' performance, they can be integrated - as memory storage components, computational devices, or even "computer neurons" - into the existing large-scale manufacturing base that currently provides computer chips.

"With the information that we gained from the present study, we now know that we can design memristors that can be used for multi-level storage - that is, instead of just storing one bit in one device, we may be able to store as many as four bits," Dr Williams said.
They are nothing new in concept but it looks like they have been under close scrutiny as of late and researchers are making quite good headway on not just understanding them, but making them.

Link to the Journal: http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/22/25/254015

Link to the Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13392857
Edited by RagingCain - 5/16/11 at 5:51am
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Memristors are new though... they were first created only like 2 years ago. They are the fourth basic electronic component. I haven't heard much about them in awhile.
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Memristors are new though... they were first created only like 2 years ago. They are the fourth basic electronic component. I haven't heard much about them in awhile.
I think the article mentioned the concept rose in the 70's if I recall. Which is before my time, and we are actually possibly able to start utilizing them soon. Which is exciting. I like NEW technology.

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First predicted theoretically in the early 1970s, the first prototype memristor was realised by researchers at Hewlett-Packard in 2008.
I can see how they still have that "new electronics smell." I adjusted main accordingly
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