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Would it make VR goggles more feasible?
"now all the EE textbooks need to be changed" -IEEE Kirchoff Award winner Leon Chua on the discovery of the memresistor.
In fact, he hopes to combine memristors with traditional circuit-design elements to produce a device that does computation in a non-Boolean fashion. Ã¢Â€ÂœWe won't claim that we're going to build a brain, but we want something that will compute like a brain,Ã¢Â€Â Williams says.
Chua agrees that nonvolatile memory is the most near-term application. Ã¢Â€ÂœI'm very happy that this is a breakthrough,Ã¢Â€Â he says. Ã¢Â€ÂœThe reality is that at the nanoscale, this effect becomes dominant, and you'll find it whether you like it or not. I'm glad I can point people in the right direction.Ã¢Â€Â
The memristor might provide a new path onwards and downwards to ever-greater processor density. By fabricating a cross-bar latch, consisting of one signal line crossed by two control lines5, using (two-terminal) memristors, the function of a (three-terminal) transistor can be achieved with different physics. The two-terminal device is likely to be smaller and more easily addressable than the three-terminal one, and more amenable to three-dimensional circuit architectures.
This is to some extent a shameless bump because I think this is not getting enough attention despite how epic it is. I guess it's a lack of information?
It's not getting a lot of posts in the thread because what do people have to say? Wow, this is epic. Yes, it is. I know about computers, but I honestly am not too big with the lower level electronics. This is the kind of thing that will have much discussion over the years as actual products being to emerge.
My biggest question at the moment though, is how much do they cost to make? It seams as though it must be difficult to produce, unless no one has been seriously trying in the last 25 years.