"Green Chips" for Tomorrow's Computers
IFF-News April 19, 2010
JARA-FIT scientists achieve breakthrough in design of computer chips
An innovative concept from scientists of the Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) will pave the way for designing chips for future computers. For the generation after next of computer chips this development means higher computing power with significantly lower energy requirements - an important step for "green computing". A working group headed by Professor Rainer Waser, head of the institute "Electronic Materials" at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Chair of Electronic Materials II, RWTH Aachen University has developed a novel switching concept and the related technology for so-called memristor chips. With their research findings, the scientists are preparing for a paradigm shift in the architecture of computer chips. The article presenting these findings has been published in the internationally respected journal Nature Materials with the title "Complementary resistive switches for passive nanocrossbar memories".