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Days of Moore’s Law Numbered

The concept known as Moore’s law contends that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits doubles roughly every two years. It’s held up for decades since Gordon Moore, one of Intel’s founders, first posited the theory in 1965. Now, chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices claims the principle is reaching its end. Theoretical physicist and City College of New York professor Michio Kaku said that in about a decade, the laws of physics will limit the ability to continue shrinking transistors and thereby put more on chips. AMD chief product architect John Gustafson said the challenges his company has had moving its processors from 28-  to 20-nanometer feature sizes demonstrate this clearly. Kaku said industry researchers will continue tweaking current chip technologies and then shift to molecular computing or other approaches. (Computerworld)(ZDNet)(Michio Kaku: Tweaking Moore's Law and the Computers of the Post-Silicon Era @ YouTube)

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