Israeli researchers discover tech to make computer run 100 times faster

Israeli researchers have discovered technologies that will enable computer to run 100 times faster through the use of TeraHertz microchips.

Sources from the university say the findings were made by Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) Physicist, Uriel Levy, and his team after three years of research.

Now, two major challenges stand in the way of creating the terahertz microchip: overheating and scalability.

However, in a paper published in Laser and Photonics Review, Levy, Head of HU’s Nano-Opto Group and HU Emeritus Professor, Joseph Shappir have shown proof of the concept for an optic technology that integrates the speed of optic (light) communications with the reliability of electronics.

Now by using a metal-oxide-nitride-oxide-silicon (MONOS) structure, Levy and his team have come up with a new integrated circuit that uses flash memory technology – the kind used in flash drives and discs-on-key – in microchips.

If successful, this technology will enable standard 8 to 16 gigahertz computers to run 100 times faster and will bring all optic devices closer to the holy grail of communications: the TeraHertz chip.

“This discovery could help fill the ‘THz gap’ and create new and more powerful wireless devices that could transmit data at significantly higher speed than currently possible.

“In the world of hi-tech advances, this is game-changing technology,’’ Levy said.

Meir Grajower, leading HU PhD student on the project, said that it would now be possible to manufacture any optical device with the precision and cost-effectiveness of flash technology.

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