100 Times Faster Terahertz Computer Chip is Now Within Reach


Now the computer chips would be faster up to 100 times, thanks to the extensive research of three years by Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) physicist Dr. Uriel Levy and his team. The major challenges that stood in path of this invention was overheating and scalability of flash technology in microchips. Now, by using a Metal-Oxide-Nitride-Oxide-Silicon (MONOS) structure, Levy and his team have come up with a new integrated circuit that uses flash memory technology — the kind used in flash drives and discs-on-key — in microchips. If successful, this technology will enable standard 8-16 gigahertz computers to run 100 times faster and will bring all optic devices closer to the holy grail of communications: the terahertz chip.

Source: Meir Grajower, Noa Mazurski, Joseph Shappir, Uriel Levy. Non-Volatile Silicon Photonics Using Nanoscale Flash Memory TechnologyLaser & Photonics Reviews, 2018; 1700190 DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201700190