Moore's Law

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Forbes  Apr 18  Comment 
April 19 marks the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, but the impact of Gordon Moore's prediction that computer power will double every two years has only begun to transform industry and society.
Wall Street Journal  Apr 17  Comment 
The 50-year-old theorem about computing power is reaching limits amid the many new steps needed to turn silicon wafers into the latest computer chips.
Forbes  Apr 13  Comment 
On April 19, one of the most misunderstood maxims in history will celebrate a birthday.
Forbes  Mar 4  Comment 
We've grown so accustomed to living in the world of Moore's Law that we forget we're dealing with one of the most explosive forces in history.
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?




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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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