Researchers have found a way of enhancing the capabilities of an emerging nanotechnology that could open the door to a new generation of electronics.

In a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers show how they have pushed the memristor — a simpler and smaller alternative to the transistor, with the capability of altering its resistance and storing multiple memory states — to a new level of performance after experimenting with its component material ..

“This is a really exciting discovery, with potentially enormous implications for modern electronics. By 2020, there are expected to be more than 200 billion interconnected devices within the Internet of Things framework – these will generate an incredible amount of data that will need processing,” said Themis Prodromakis, Professor at the University of Southampton.
Article originally from The Economic Times