- The memristor is a new type of electrical component that could revolutionize electronics
- It was first conceptualized in the 1970s, long before one could even be built
- Researchers at ETH work with IBM in memristors for future computing devices
- Memristor-based chips wouldn't require silicon, so we could see computers in windows, textiles or even coffee cups
(CNN)In 1971, a physicist conceptualized the existence of a fourth fundamental element in the electronic circuit, besides the three that were already in use at the time.