Saturday, April 09, 2005

Moore's Law: Will It Never End?

Gordon Moore on 40 years of his processor law
April 7, 2005, 4:00 AM PT
By Michael Kanellos, Staff Writer, CNET

Gordon Moore is one of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley and one of the few still alive. His famous dictum turns 40 on April 19. He spoke to reporters recently about the electronics industry's progress, artificial intelligence, the emergence of China and the early days of the industry.

How many times did people predict the end of Moore's Law, and how many times were you actually concerned it was going to happen?

Moore: It seems to me in the last 10 years I read a lot of articles that did. There was a time when I believed one micron was probably going to be the limit. We went through that so fast it wasn't a barrier at all. Then I thought a quarter of a micron might be, but it didn't stop it. Now we're below a tenth of a micron. Heck, we're doing one-sixty-fifth of a micron, and I don't see it stopping, short term anyhow.


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