The Only Thrust Of Tech World: Moore's Law

The Only Thrust Of Tech World: Moore's Law

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 09:08 Hrs
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Bangalore: The prophesies have been driving force behind hope for future, be it in the time of Moses or Moore. In 1965, Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder foresaw the evolution of chip technology which can bring computers to user’s pockets; something which instigated “need for speed” in tech world.

Gordon Moore, in a paper for Electronics Magazine, in 1965, said that the number of transistors on a chip will double annually, and in 1975, he redefined same but for two year cycle in an updated paper. This prediction is famously known as Moore’s law; it is driving Intel and other chip makers to follow a clock routine of two years, updating their chips. Brigade of materials scientists like Mayberry too continue to put their brains to work, keeping the prediction at helm.  Thanks to the law, you have geek and sleek gadgets you take pride in.

Other than law there’s huge money that is driving the hunt for improvements. IDC (International Data Corporation, researchers of IT companies and markets) predicts chip sales to be rising from $315 billion this year to $380 billion in 2006. But ultimately everything sums up to uphold the law itself.

"If you're only using the same technology, then in principle you run into limits. The truth is we've been modifying the technology every five or seven years for 40 years, and there's no end in sight for being able to do that," said Mayberry, vice president of Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group.

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