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Moore’s Law

Is Moore’s Law hitting the top soon? Gordon Moore thinks so. He has predicted the expiry of the “Law” that bears his name to occur within the next ten to fifteen years.

“Moore’s Law is a rule of thumb that states that the number of transistors that can be inexpensively placed on an integrated circuit doubles every two years (or thereabouts), and it has held up remarkably well since Moore coined it in the mid-sixties.”

It’s not the first time Moore has predicted the upper limit of the Law but basic physics would seem to dictate that it has to end. Then again, sometimes new theories and methods move the game to a different track. I remember when we were told that 2400 baud was the upper limit to bandwidth!
Stephen

Posted on: September 22, 2007, 11:18 am Category: Uncategorized

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