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Israel researchers have reportedly discovered technologies that will enable computer to run 100 times faster through the use of terahertz microchips.The findings were made by Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) physicist, Uriel Levy, and his team after three years of research, said sources from the university.

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 Prof. 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.

Optic communications encompass all technologies that use light and transmit through fiber optic cables, such as the Internet, emails, text messages, phone calls, the cloud and data centers, among others. Optic communications are super fast but in microchips, they become unreliable and difficult to replicate in large quantities, said Levy.

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.


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