News vom 13.08.2019
A multitude of different devices manufactured in distinct technologies can be classified as memristors or memristive devices. Their most popular application field so far is the non-volatile memory sector. However, in-memory processing, neuromorphic computing, machine learning, are other emerging areas of practical interest. The MemrisTec programme is devoted to seven main research areas, three concerning theoretical and experimental studies, and four focusing on applications. The two distinct scientific communities, working on the physical realisation of memristive devices, on one side, and on the theory of memristors, on the other side, have not yet agreed on joining complementary strengths to make effective use of memristors’ potential on the system level. However, breakthrough advances necessitate a tight connection between these two worlds. Therefore,an essential requirement for a MemrisTec project is a strong interaction between a partner, responsible for the realisation of physical devices, and another one, engaged with theoretical studies, toward a common application-oriented goal.