Moore's Law


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Moore's Law

In technology, a theory stating that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every 18 months. Moore's Law was first articulated by George Moore, who co-founded Intel, in 1965. His original statement was that the doubling occurred every 12 months, but the pace has not been that fast for some time. Nevertheless, Moore's Law is expected to apply until at least 2017, when physical limitation is predicted to force the rate of development to slow.
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Keeping Moore's Law in mind, it will cost increasingly more to move the information than to do the computing.
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In fact, Moore's Law became so well known that it turned into an industry objective for competing companies.
Against the regular predictions of its demise, Moore's Law endures and remains essential to today's generation, which has come to expect and enjoy the experiences and opportunities defined by the observation.
It is in this phase that the Moore's Law started being threatened.
Maybe Moore's Law is taking a hiatus while a new phenomenon takes shape, one that may result in the same disruptive products but without requiring those products to rely on exponentially enhanced capability coming out of continually shrinking components.
April marked the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law and the arrival of the Apple Watch.
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Happy belated birthday to Moore's Law, which turned 50 years old last month .