Hebrew University researchers may have developed technology that will make computers and other optic communication devices run 100 times faster. “In the world of hi-tech advances, this is game-changing technology,” the lead researcher stated.


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An Israeli physicist and his research team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created technology that may enable computers to run 100 times faster. The technology, which utilizes terahertz microchips, could also make all optic communication devices run faster.

According to the Hebrew University press release, Dr. Uriel Levy and his team have developed a new integrated circuit that uses flash memory technology in microchips. This week, the Laser and Photonics Review journal will feature a paper on the project.

 “This discovery could help fill the ‘THz gap’ and create new and more powerful wireless devices that could transmit data at significantly higher speeds than currently possible,” Levy said. “In the world of hi-tech advances, this is game-changing technology.”

Meir Grajower, the leading Hebrew University PhD student on the project, stated, “It will now be possible to manufacture any optical device with the precision and cost-effectiveness of flash technology.”