Moore's Law

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TechCrunch  Dec 7  Comment 
 Citations of Moore’s Law are growing exponentially. In fact the number of articles with some mention of the law, which has come to mean computing capacity doubles every 10 months, are accelerating. TechCrunch alone returns 220 pages of...
Cloud Computing  Dec 6  Comment 
Hardware will never be more valuable than on the day it hits your loading dock. Each day new servers are not deployed to production the business is losing money. While Moore's Law is typically cited to explain the exponential density growth of...
Cloud Computing  Aug 26  Comment 
Hardware will never be more valuable than on the day it hits your loading dock. Each day new servers are not deployed to production the business is losing money. While Moore’s Law is typically cited to explain the exponential density growth of...
New York Times  Jul 25  Comment 
A tenet that chip capacity periodically doubles became a way of organizing an industry. But what happens when computing strength matters less to a company, thanks to cloud computing?
Mondo Visione  May 19  Comment 
A mass of new data has revealed that global crowdfunding is growing exponentially, doubling every two months, and outstripping Moore’s Law of computing power by a factor of ten. The first major release of data and analysis from The Crowd...
Cloud Computing  Apr 21  Comment 
loud providers Google, AWS and Microsoft are doing some spring-cleaning - out with the old, in with the new - when it comes to pricing services. With the latest cuts, here's a news flash: There's a new business model driving cloud that is every...
Forbes  Apr 16  Comment 
Moore's Law -- which explains much of Silicon Valley's progress -- is finally coming to education, too.
SeekingAlpha  Feb 24  Comment 
ByRuss Fischer: OK, OK, so we are not yet at the end of Moore's Law, but we can SEE the end from here. Moore's Law comes to us from Gordon Moore, one of the founders of Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS) and, later, Intel Corporation (INTC). In a...
SeekingAlpha  Jan 29  Comment 
By Ed McKernan: Although many high technology investors have heard of and know the tenants of Moore's Law, I am certain that few know its full ramifications in the end products and how companies using components that follow it can be left behind...
Forbes  Jan 28  Comment 
In ?How To Create A Moore?s Law For Data? I asked the question: Why is it that adding more data to a company doesn?t automatically lead to more value? The way Moore?s Law works in computing is that increased transistor density leads to more...




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Moore's Law says that the number of transitors that can be placed (inexpensively) on an integrated circuit will double every 18-24 months. That essentially means that the speed of a chip today will operate at half the speed of a chip, of the same size, made two years from now. This unprecedented technological record of innovation has allowed electronic manufacturers to make products like smart phones, small digital cameras, and notebook computers.

Who Benefits From Moore's Law

  • Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers: As chips become smaller and faster, the production process becomes longer and more complex. This provides new market opportunities for these equipment makers. KLA-Tencor (KLAC) is the top process and diagnostic control company in the world and stands to benefit directly from this trend. As the production process becomes more complex, companies are likely to invest more into process diagnostics and control in order to minimize defects and mistakes in the production process.
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