Graphen is probably the most promising materiak in this nano vision of IBM and others (EU has funded huge research effort in this space)...I wonder how long before graphene is used in commercial applications...5 years? 10? 20?
liangchen; Its purpose is and what it is really all about is.. "More specifically, we are studying functional molecules where electrical resistance can be switched when the molecule is contacted by two electrodes in a two-terminal device. In contrast to many other devices where a third electrode is needed, the two-terminal concept enables ultimate scaling and therefore the highest integration densities for memory applications."
It's about finding a way of manipulating structure at the atomic, molecular or bonding level to create the ultimate memory device. Consider it phase change memory (PCM) at the atomic or molecular level, where the phase (P) may not be the one we have all become used to in today's PCM which will be considered its stone-age antecedent.
I would guess they consider these devices will be so sensitive to noise that they need a quiet room rather than a box.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.