Brennan Coulter
Jul 16, 2012

World's First Transistor-Capicitor Hybrid

Limited space and battery power has traditionally forced large amounts of energy-intensive RAM to be left out of smartphones and tablet computers -- but no more. Tel Aviv University (TAU) researcher Elad Mentovich has created the world’s first memory transistor-capacitor hybrid. Founded in the recently proven principle that a molecule can store both an electric charge and information, the transistor, created from C60 molecules, is a major breakthrough. The transistor increases power storage capabilities while storing and disseminating information at the same rapid speeds of RAM, and can be produced at sizes down to a nanometer in existing fabrication facilities. According to Mentonvich, major companies in the memory industry have already expressed interest in the technology, so the time to implementation for the transistor is short.