IBM unveils Brain-Like chip : TrueNorth chip

IBM, TrueNorth chip, brain-like chip


Few week ago IBM unveiled the TrueNorth chip which is being hailed as the Brain Chip. IBM’s research was published in Science magazine.

IBM’s chip simulates brain-like functions of neurons, synapses and much more. Each chip contains 1 million neurons and 256 millions synapses. The chip is capable of making super complex calculations like a super-computer and also shows off decision making and learning abilities of a human brain. It is a product of neuromorphic engineering which is a way to imitate the working of biological brain.

The chip is a result of 10 years of research, $3 billion investment and 200 people’s efforts. It works on just 70mW energy, equivalent to a hearing aid.

TrueNorth Chip (Courtesy:

“It’s a supercomputer the size of postage stamp, the weight of a feather and runs on the power of a hearing-aid, It’s a genuinely radical innovation.” said Dharmendra Modha, chief scientist for intelligence computing at IBM Research.

“Designing this chip was no cakewalk, many thought it was impossible. The impossible has now become possible. We hope the possible will someday become real.” said Modha.

IBM SyNAPSE Team (Courtesy:

IBM says it can handle and lead future advancements in memory, data transfer and communication integration, logic and sensor technology.

For more, visit :  IBM Research

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