Memristor could enable instant-on PCs, massive data storage and computers that think like humans
By Sean CaptainPosted 04.30.2008 at 1:20 pm 17 Comments
Silicon Valley is mostly a world of practical technology—applying principles from pure science to create handy gadgets. But today, Hewlett Packard announced a new electrical component born of theoretical physics. The device, a nanoscale component called a "memristor," requires no power to retain data, which it can store more densely than a hard drive and access about as fast as a computers RAM memory—potentially allowing it to replace both components in the future.