Saturday March 23, 2013

IBM Creates Liquid-Based Transistors

Researchers at IBM have turned their attention to remaking the humble transistor. The transistor has been the basic building component for just about all things electrical and through the decades has remained virtually unchangedآ….until now. Still in the developmental stages, IBM is developing technology to revolutionize the transistor to have it behave more like the human brain’s method of data processing.

"This is an alternative to a slowdown in Moore’s Law," Parkin said. "Our inspiration is the brain and how it operates. It is full of liquids and ionic currents. We could build more brain-like devices."