40 years in the making – Will the Memristor change computing?

The MEMRISTOR – THE DISCOVERY OF ELECTRONICS MISSING LINK was reported in the journal Nature in April 2008 by researchers from Hewlett Packard. The memristor is the fourth type of electronic component (resistors, capacitors and inductors being the other three). The existence of such a component had been predicted by Professor Leon Chua (Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at University of California, Berkeley) in his paper “Memristor – the missing circuit element”, published in the IEEE Transactions on Circuit Theory, September 1971. Chua, regarded as the “father of nonlinear circuit theory” mathematically hypothesised the existence of a “resistor with memory.Continue reading “40 years in the making – Will the Memristor change computing?”