The aim of MemWerk (Memristive Werkstoffe für die neuromorphe Elektronik) is the comprehensive investigation of memristive materials for neuromorphic electronics, i.e. for electronics inspired by biology which are extremely energy-efficient. In those electronic systems memristive materials act as the central component of the hardware. Memristive materials have a memory effect and allow the realization of devices whose function is in many ways similar to that of synapses. With these memristive devices, neuromorphic systems can be created that technically reproduce the biological paradigms of information processing (learning and memory formation) more precisely than ever before and that offer a completely new hardware basis for information technology.

The project is funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung.