Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Memristors technology got a boost recently from Hewlett-Packard Labs, which described the first 3-D memristor chip at the recent Memristor and Memristive Systems Symposium. There HP Labs provided details about a prototype chip that stacked memristor crossbar memory cells on top of a CMOS logic chip. HP used imprint lithography to add a memristor crossbar holding a field-programmable gate array's configuration bits above its transistor cells. HP claims its memristor-based FPGA demonstrates that any CMOS fab can make integrated memristor/transistor circuits in three dimensions. HP Labs is also looking for ways to use memristors in artificial neural networks. Is a new industry forming around memristor technology?
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 7:36 AM