Moore's Law, the drumbeat that for decades has marked progress in the chip industry, has been faltering of late. But Samsung has a few more generations of processor improvements planned, it detailed Tuesday at its Samsung Foundry Forum.A key part of chip progress is shrinking the components called transistors -- extraordinarily tiny electronic switches that process data so we have everything from clocks on microwave ovens to artificial intelligence algorithms running in your phone. But as the scale of chip components gets closer and closer to that of individual atoms, it's been hard to keep up the pace of Moore's Law. For decades, it charted a doubling of transistors for a given chip area every two years, but it's been slowing down.Samsung, though, is sharing some details about its future chip manufacturing plans. Specifically, it's delivering chips this year made with a long-promised technology called extreme ultraviolet lithography, and it sees a path to new manufacturing … [Read more...] about Samsung’s chipmaking business is doing its best to keep Moore’s Law ticking
When considering the future of CPU architecture, some industry watchers predict excitement, and some predict boredom. But no one predicts a return to the old days, when speed doubled at least every other year. The upbeat prognosticators include David Patterson, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who literally wrote the textbook (with John Hennessy) on computer architecture. “This will be a renaissance era for computer architecture — these will be exciting times,” he says. Not so much, says microprocessor consultant Jim Turley, founder of Silicon Insider. “In five years we will be 10% ahead of where we are now,” he predicts. “Every few years there is a university research project that thinks they are about to overturn the tried-and-true architecture that John von Neumann and Alan Turing would recognize — and unicorns will dance and butterflies will sing. It never really happens, and we just make the same computers go faster … [Read more...] about CPU architecture after Moore’s Law: What’s next?
The landmark Moore's Law observation, which is now more than 50 years old, keeps shapeshifting as the physical challenges of making smaller chips mounts.Many scientists agree that Moore's Law is dying, but Intel is clinging on to it for dear life. It has been Intel's guiding light for making chips smaller, faster and cheaper.Now, Intel is changing the way it measures process technology advancements, which will help the company continue to boast about hitting key Moore's Law metrics in terms of economics and the shrinking of chip sizes.Primarily, the company is changing the way it measures logic transistor density, using a wider cell width. "Moore's Law is not dead, at least not for us," said Stacy Smith, Intel's executive vice president leading manufacturing, operations and sales, during an event to talk about manufacturing in San Francisco on Tuesday.At its heart, Moore's Law states that the cost of making chips goes down while the capabilities go up. Intel's interpretation … [Read more...] about Intel digs in to keep Moore’s Law alive
After nearly 40 years, Moore’s Law, an observation about the evolution of computers, made back in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, is coming to an end. We have been hearing predictions about Moore’s Law ending around 2020 at the 7nm node, where manufacturing difficulties are said to become too challenging, but the reality of the situation is actually different.Problem with such hypothesis is that Moore’s Law is formulated not just for transistor size and efficiency - it’s also about component cost. Here is the exact definition of Moore’s Law, as proposed by Moore:Hearing about the end of Moore's Law around the same time when Intel unveils 14nm Broadwell chips scheduled to come by the end of the year might be strange, but there are plentiful reasons to back up such statement. In order to understand the reasons, you just have to look at the chart below, shown by ST’s Joel Hartmann, showing how cost starts drifting off the vector at 20nm and … [Read more...] about Moore’s Law is coming to an end
posted on 20 Mar 2014, 10:49 4 1. iampayne (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 Aug 2013) Not to be confused with Murphy's Law... posted on 20 Mar 2014, 17:02 4 20. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010) Thank you....cause I totally did get them confused. You helped stopped me from looking like an idiot.... posted on 20 Mar 2014, 10:53 0 2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011) Well, all good things must come to an end. lol posted on 20 Mar 2014, 11:09 5 3. grahaman27 (Posts: 362; Member since: 05 Apr 2013) From what I read the premise to the argument is as follows: posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:43 0 10. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012) +1 for you posted on 20 Mar 2014, 19:52 0 21. AppleHateBoy (unregistered) If you have been following the graphics/CPU industry, you would know better. CPU performance has stagnated for all intents and purposes ever since Sandy Bridge at 32 NM hit. Yes Ivy Bridge and … [Read more...] about Comments for : Moore’s Law is coming to an end