New nanostructure combines memory and logic elements


Belle Dumé at NanotechWeb writes: ''A new way to make complete and programmable logic circuits that combine both memory and logical processing in a single structure has been unveiled by physicists in Germany. Such structures could lead to smaller, faster and more energy-efficient integrated circuits and their development has been one of the main goals in spintronics – a relatively new technology that exploits the spin of an electron as well as its charge. The researchers believe that the structure could lead to a new way of designing logic circuits in which the memory and logic elements are no longer separated.''