The project NEUROTEC (“Neuro-inspired artificial intelligence technologies for the electronics of the future”) was launched in November 2019 to develop innovative "Beyond von Neumann" concepts for highly energy-efficient devices. The two-year project shows the great potential of a future neuromorphic computer.
The project aims to fuse two major technologies - machine learning and artificial neural networks (ANNs) and memristive materials and devices - especially redox-based RRAM and phase change memories (PCM). The project's mandate is to develop a full-range of basic technologies ranging from dedicated material deposition technologies, integration technologies, measurement technologies, the development of simulation and modelling tools, up to the design and realization of novel AI circuits.
The project NEUROTEC is conducted by Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University together with leading companies in the region. It is funded by the ministry of education, science and technology in Germany (BMBF). In 2021 the first phase of this project will conclude, and the researchers hope to grant a follow-up project to continue the work and expand it.