February 15, 2006
Researchers have created a working prototype of a radical new chip design using arrays of separate magnetic domains, instead of transistors, to achieve higher device density and processing power.
Computers using the magnetic chips would boot up almost instantly. The magnetic chip’s memory is nonvolatile, making it impervious to power interruptions, and it retains its data when the device is switched off.
The magnetic architecture of the chip… read more