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Moore's Law is dead

Posted on Monday, November 13 2006 @ 16:32:24 CET by


Gordon Moore
Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel and inventor of Moore's Law, said this morning that his famous law is dead:
Forty years after the publication of his law, which states that transistor density on integrated circuits doubles about every two years, Moore said this morning: "It can't continue forever. The nature of exponentials is that you push them out and eventually disaster happens.

"In terms of size [of transistor] you can see that we're approaching the size of atoms which is a fundamental barrier, but it'll be two or three generations before we get that far - but that's as far out as we've ever been able to see. We have another 10 to 20 years before we reach a fundamental limit. By then they'll be able to make bigger chips and have transistor budgets in the billions."
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