Did Moore’s Law just get a new lease on life?
In 2015, Intel admitted that it was taking a bit longer than two years to roll out their next generation of chips, ostensibly no longer keeping up with Moore’s Law, the generation’s-old concept that more or less promises chip technology will double our processing power every two years.
However, a new breakthrough from IBM, announced this week in Paris, could help revitalize the circuit industry and transform our digital devices.
The good news comes by way of 50-year-old technology: Phase-change memory. It’s the concept that certain crystalline materials can exhibit reversible resistance properties in a phase change — the change from a solid to, say, a fluid. Read more…