Ferroelectric materials allow Instant On Computers

Researchers have added ferroelectric capability to material used in common computer transistors. The result could mean no more waiting for the operating system to come online or to access memory slowly from the hard drive. Ferroelectric materials provide low-power, high-efficiency electronic memory. Smart cards use the technology to instantly reveal and update stored information when […]

Researchers have added ferroelectric capability to material used in common computer transistors. The result could mean no more waiting for the operating system to come online or to access memory slowly from the hard drive. Ferroelectric materials provide low-power, high-efficiency electronic memory. Smart cards use the technology to instantly reveal and update stored information when waved before a reader. A computer with this capability could instantly provide information and other data to the user. The result could pave the way for a next-generation of memory devices that are lower power, higher speed and more convenient to use. For everyday computer users, it could mean no more waiting for the operating system to come online or to access memory slowly from the hard drive.

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