CLARKE'S THIRD LAW MEETS MOORE'S LAW? HP advances next-gen 'memristor' memory technology. "Memristors were first described in 1971 by a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to that, scientists knew of only three basic circuit elements — the resistor, the capacitor and the inductor. Professor Leon Chua posited that there was a fourth.
Decades later, scientists at HP proved that memristors existed… although working memristors [have] been built in the labs, scientists didn't know exactly what was happening inside the tiny structures. So while HP was already confident it could commercialize the technology, this discovery will allow it to greatly improve its performance…."
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