Intel Develops Computing Logic Device With Quantum Materials

Intel has used quantum materials to develop a logic device prototype as part of efforts to drive energy efficiency and increase performance of computing platforms.

Researchers at Intel, Energy Department‘s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California published a research paper about the magneto-electric spin-orbit technology in the journal “Nature,” the company said Monday.

The device is designed to reduce energy consumption by up to 30 times and voltage by five times, compared with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductors, when used alongside ultralow sleep state power.

“It is an example of what is possible, and hopefully triggers innovation across industry, academia and the national labs,” said Sasikanth Manipatruni, senior staff scientist and director of the Intel Science and Technology Center on Functional Electronics Integration and Manufacturing.

“A number of critical materials and techniques are yet to be developed to allow the new type of computing devices and architectures,” Manipatruni added.

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