Hewlett Packard outlines computer memory of the future


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 (HP) have shown off working devices built using memristors – often described as electronics’ missing link.”

“That means they could begin to replace transistors – the tiny switches used to build today’s chips.”

“And, crucially, the unique properties of memristors would allow future chips to both store and process data in the same device.”

“In the near future we can use memristors to make real brain-like computers, he told BBC News.”