The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding a program that will develop non-digital computer chips, Wired reports.
The Unconventional Processing of Signals for Intelligent Data Exploitation program aims to develop more power-efficient computer chips than ones currently in use.
DARPA program manager Daniel Hammerstrom said the UPSIDE chips will burn less energy through ensuring that transistors will not go from an absolute one or zero state.
Hammerstrom added that many computers fail today because of the amount of power chips use.
The 54-month program will attempt development of chips that use probabilistic techniques and that are featured in mobile imaging systems.