3 Emerging Technologies: Memristors, Spintronics & 2D Materials


New technical paper titled “Memristive, Spintronic, and 2D-Materials-Based Devices to Improve and Complement Computing Hardware” from researchers at University College London and University of Cambridge.

“In a data-driven economy, virtually all industries benefit from advances in information technology—powerful computing systems are critically important for rapid technological progress. However, this progress might be at risk of slowing down if the discrepancy between the current computing power demands and what the existing technologies can offer is not addressed. Key limitations to improving energy efficiency are the excessive growth of data transfer costs associated with the von Neumann architecture and the fundamental limits of complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) technologies, such as transistors. Herein, three approaches that will likely play an essential role in future computing systems are discussed: memristive electronics, spintronics, and electronics based on 2D materials. The authors present how these technologies may transform conventional digital computers and contribute to the adoption of new paradigms, like neuromorphic computing.”

Find the open access technical paper here. Published July 2022.

Joksas, D., AlMutairi, A., Lee, O., Cubukcu, M., Lombardo, A., Kurebayashi, H., Kenyon, A.J. and Mehonic, A. (2022), Memristive, Spintronic, and 2D-Materials-Based Devices to Improve and Complement Computing Hardware. Adv. Intell. Syst. 2200068. https://doi.org/10.1002/aisy.202200068.

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