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Nearly a year ago, HP unveiled its plans to build “The Machine”, a new type of computer that was going to open up a multi-billion dollar market and change the future of computing. Now, HP is simultaneously easing expectations while pointing to a still-impressive Machine that is on the near-horizon. Unfortunately, it seems that the memristor will not be a part of the machine – at least, not initially. When HP first announced The Machine, it portrayed the yet-to-be-built computer as being wildly powerful – more so than computers in existence at the time. One of the components that caught everyone’s... Read more...
Once a revered giant in the tech world, HP has floundered in recent years. With a new CEO in Meg Whitman, though, the company has taken steps to reassert itself in various marketplaces, but no effort is as bold or as risky as its current endeavor: HP is trying to completely revolutionize computing from the ground up with something it’s calling “The Machine”. When we say “ground up”, we mean that HP is working on a different operating system than currently exists and new memory and data transfer technologies, according to Businessweek. HP CTO Martin Fink holding the... Read more...
Today, HP announced a notable development in its efforts to design memristor technology. The company has managed to map the chemical changes and basic structures of its own prototypes. The startling implication is accurate—HP managed to build a memristor before it fully understood how its own design functioned. The memristor was theorized to exist by one Leon Chua in 1971, but remained a hypothetical fourth circuit element (capacitors, resistors, and inductors are the other three) for decades. HP Labs finally managed to build a functional memristor in 2008. Memristors are a 'Holy Grail' technology—they... Read more...
HP and Hynix. Two names we know well in the computing industry, but two that are rarely mentioned in the same sentence, at least in the world of consumerdom. But now, the two companies are joining forces in order to advance the memristor and bring it to market in next-generation memory modules. The two have agreed on a joint development agreement which will bring memristor, a new circuit element first intentionally demonstrated in HP Labs, to market in future memory products. Both companies will have a hand in the process, with the both of them working to jointly develop new materials and process... Read more...