Thursday, May 06

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Moore's Law (b. 1965 d. 2004)

Somewhere between 130-nm and 90-nm the whole system fell apart. Things stopped working and nobody seemed to notice.

Scaling is already dead but nobody noticed it had stopped breathing and its lips had turned blue.

The problems were already apparent with the 130nm node, and there were hints even at 180nm, but now the awful truth can be told: After 39 years, the free ride is finally over.

Now chip designers will have to work for a living.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 07:58 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 This has been predicted for a long time. I doubt anyone but the reporters were surprised, and they might just be hyping it up for the story.

Posted by: Ted at Friday, May 07 2004 07:49 AM (blNMI)

2 Wouldn't the speed of light act as a roadblock to processor speed? (That and material limits on the actual parts.)

Posted by: Patrick Chester at Saturday, May 08 2004 07:44 PM (MKaa5)

3 Twenty years ago they were expecting to hit a wall at something like ten microns.

Posted by: triticale at Monday, May 10 2004 08:49 PM (g8I6B)

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