If we can get the energy of a very simple multiplier down from 1 picojoule—where it is right now—to about a femtojoule, we’ll be able to reach the energy efficiency we need to make the expectations for the coming decade. He likes to put that energy in terms of biology:
Bernd Hoefflinger: One femtojoule is 10 times lower than the firing energy of a synapse, be it cat or mouse or human.
July 09, 2012
Getting to one Femtojoule per calculation
IEEE Spectrum - A new book called Chips 2020 was edited by this retired electrical engineer named Bernd Hoefflinge. Many experts came together to write a whole bunch of chapters on interesting new technologies that could emerge by 2020.
Congratulations! Now you can use SolidOpinion commenting system in all its magnificence! Click the link to get your password.