Moore's Law

Motley Fool  Jul 25  Comment 
Can Moore’s Law still hold after four decades of tech advances?
Wall Street Journal  Jul 17  Comment 
The prediction that chip makers would squeeze roughly twice as many transistors into the same area of silicon every year has been revised again.
Financial Times  Jul 16  Comment 
Chipmaker warns the rhythm underpinning tech industry advances has slowed
Cellular News  Jun 25  Comment 
From connectivity to globalization and sustainability, the "Law" created by Gordon Moore's prediction for the pace of semiconductor technology advances has set the stage for global technology innovation and contribution for 50 years. Click here...
TechCrunch  Jun 6  Comment 
 Amid talk of the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law, one may be tempted to ask: so what? Three years before co-founding Intel, Gordon Moore observed that transistors would decrease in cost and increase in performance at an exponential rate. Moore...
New York Times  May 13  Comment 
At 86, the man himself looks back at some of the predictions he made and how they have held up.
Forbes  May 11  Comment 
I predict that Moore’s Law will endure as long as the American entrepreneurial spirit will endure.
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 29  Comment 
And it continues to drive the innovation we take for granted every day — from smartphones to internet to big data


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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