How Intel, Berkeley Lab research could help power the coming $10 billion AI chip industry

Researchers at Intel and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have an idea that may offer a roadmap for a much needed, energy efficient upgrade to standard computer chips.

In a paper published Monday in scientific journal Nature, researchers proposed a new kind of chip made with quantum materials called magnetoelectric multiferroics instead of the conventional silicon. The new design would produce a smaller chip that consumes less energy, thereby allowing chips to process more information while…