Thursday, April 16, 2015

Moore’s Law Turns 50, May Not See 60 | Re/code

Excerpt from a Moore's Law snapshot

"The end of the line is now a real concern as Intel undergoes the next phase of what once appeared to be a never-ending progression of chip miniaturization. As of the end of its fiscal first quarter, more than half of the chips it shipped were built on its new 14-nanometer manufacturing process, supplanting its older 22-nanometer technology, which is slowly being ramped down.

For some perspective, a nanometer is a billionth of a meter. Printed on paper, the period at the end of this sentence would be about one million nanometers. An object of 14 nanometers in size is smaller than a typical virus cell, and about the equivalent to the thickness of the outer cell wall of a typical germ."
Moore’s Law Turns 50, May Not See 60 | Re/code
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