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Jayna Sheats
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Jayna Sheats   9/4/2012 4:39:39 PM
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Work on this topic has been going on at UC Berkeley for several years and they are making small scale demonstrators now. How does the European academic background work compare?

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Wilton.Helm   9/4/2012 9:49:45 PM
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One possible advantage would be that this takes us back to the polarity insensitive and bidirictional current flow inherent in a relay. Back when logic was routinely made from relays, those attributes were routinely taken advantage of to create systems that weren't strictly boolean in nature. The result was fewer relays (and lower power consumption).

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csmaurojr   9/4/2012 10:17:46 PM
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You must be joking... THIS is where we're headed? Somehow, I doubt that Intel and others are too worried about the potential competition. Still, it does cause one pause, and in thinking about it, I can see all sorts of low-end applications that beg for as close to zero power if were possible to achieve. This may help.

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PaDesigner   9/4/2012 10:31:23 PM
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Swedish inst. and few others have related works on this.

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vipul982   9/5/2012 3:52:08 AM
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I can't imagine we are headed towards these type of technologies. I doubt that using mechanical compponents would create a hell of noise in circuits, lot of research must be done.

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TFCSD   9/5/2012 4:08:11 AM
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Cool, I use to work on IBM wire logic relays on their unit record machines in the 80's. Just give me a small enough contact file and lots of contact cleaner.

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rf_austin   9/5/2012 3:30:25 PM
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No matter how small you make a mems switch, the switching speed is still in kHz or at best barely reaching MHz. Although it is small, there is still inertia associated with the metal that is being moved. For those applications that are okay with kHz clock rates but almost no power consumption and extraordinarily radiation hard, this could be what you are waiting for.

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icdsn   9/5/2012 3:33:23 PM
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3x3um cell size, logic will be $$$

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Jayna Sheats   9/5/2012 5:20:18 PM
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This is actually not true; the UC Berkeley group has already demonstrated ns response times and sub-micron features. The technology promises to scale well. The issues are really system-level: device advantages often get lost when the constraints of an entire system are considered.

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Peter Clarke   9/5/2012 5:28:40 PM
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Dont forget that Cavendish Kinetics and others have been working on memories based on this approach for years.

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