Moore's Law Continues

August 31, 2010 - Moore's law says that the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit will double approximately every two years. Co-founder of Intel Gordon Moore described this trend in 1965 and expected it to last for ten years. But the trend has continued to this day and now we have multi-gigabyte memory cards as small as a pinky nail. How much longer can it continue? In today's NY Times John Markoff describes developments that could result in single chips that store as much as today’s highest capacity disk drives within five years. The new method involves filaments as thin as five nanometers in width — thinner than what the industry hopes to achieve by the end of the decade using standard techniques. The implications for new products and inventions are staggering. Read the story here.

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