Thursday, December 18, 2014

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

If data could be encoded without current, it would require much less energy and make things like low-power, instant-on computing a ubiquitous reality. Scientists have made a breakthrough in that direction with a room-temperature magnetoelectric memory device. Equivalent to one computer bit, it exhibits the holy grail of next-generation nonvolatile memory: magnetic switchability, in two steps, with nothing but an electric field.



from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1w4V0Gw

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