What Moore's Law Means Today
The Enterprisers Project, August 31st, 2020
September 13, 2020,
Volume 270, Issue 2

Remember when we all got excited about more megahertz? That's not the future of microprocessing: But Moore's Law is alive and well - in its own way

"Other than sometimes pedants like myself," notes Gordon Haff in The Enterprisers Project, "most people don't use Moore's Law in its literal sense. That sense being Intel co-founder Gordon Moore's 1965 observation that each year saw a doubling of transistors in an integrated circuit. This doubling in turn meant that transistors kept getting proportionately cheaper and smaller.

But it's the performance increases - the speed gains that come from denser integrated circuits - that most people focus on when it comes to Moore's Law. The process shrinks enabling those density increases are only part of the overall performance ramp-up story of microprocessors and other integrated circuits, yet they've mostly overshadowed other engineering advances..."

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