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20 Apr 2017

Moore's Law: A Status Report

Ed Sperling, Semiengineering

Moore's Law: A Status Report

Moore's Law has been synonymous with "smaller, faster, cheaper" for the past 52 years, but increasingly it is viewed as just one of a number of options--some competing, some complementary--as the chip industry begins zeroing in on specific market needs.

This does not make Moore's Law any less relevant. The number of companies racing from 16/14nm to 7nm is higher than the initial rush to finFETs at 16/14nm, according to numerous industry sources. But that migration also needs to be put in perspective.

Posted in Electrical & Electronics

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