In the semiconductor industry, size matters — and people are worried that it won’t be able make transistors any smaller. But a team of IBM scientists has now published research showing how carbon nanotubes could help.
Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every two years—a phenomenon that Intel has been upholding for decades. But with Intel’s announcement of its 2016 silicon, the law stutters.
Do you sometimes wonder what the hell people a talking about when the discuss transistors, processors, binary or Moore's Law? Or have friends that need a simple introduction to the topics? Then this is the video for you.
One day, Moore's Law will no longer hold true. This rule says computer power doubles every 18 months. But just how will it break down? And when? In the video above, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains that it will fall apart in about a decade, and tells just what might happen.
In the ongoing quest to push processor performance, the key is being able to effectively shrink their component parts. A new transistor, based on a single atom, may go further than helping speed things up: it could shatter Moore's Law.
When you shrink wires down to nanometers in diameter, their resistivity normally grows exponentially—a trade-off which many have predicted will be Moore's Law's undoing soon. But a new, single-atom thick wire could change that.
Computer hardware manufacturers have been guided by Moore's law—that chips double in power every 18 months—for decades. A newly discovered trend, however, seems to be outpacing old Moore, making computers and mobile devices more power efficient in the same timeframe.
Intel's introduction today of the world's first 3D transistors is more than just a tech breakthrough. It's an assurance that Moore's Law—that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every two years—will stay alive just a while longer. And the 22nm process is going to make these things fly.
Computers have been getting smaller for years, yet they cram the same amount of power if not more. Essentially that is Moore's Law, or the theory that every year the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits doubles.
At first, Intel chairman Craig Barrett struck me as a testy old dude.
As promised, here are stats for 20 different Intel chips from the past 35 years, most of which I included briefly in the Moore's Law video I made earlier, along with bonus factual tidbits I came across while looking over some Intel stuff today. Here you can enjoy it at your own pace (and without the music that some of…
Click to viewThis week, the transistor turns 60, and to celebrate, we decided to take an animated look at Moore's law from the early 1970s to today. Here's you'll see most of Intel's major chip lines, the year they were first introduced and the number of transistors they could support. Watch the numbers go up and up…
Gordon Moore, the mind behind Moore's Law, predicts his law of doubling processor transistors every two years will be proven wrong in about 10 years. Apparently, there's only so much room on a processor and so small you can make a transistor before you run out of space. [I4U]
Intel and IBM have independently developed new ways to make transistors, keeping Moore's Law going for at least two more generations of chips—down to 22 nm. Both methods involve new insulators made out of hafnium, which can be made thicker to reduce current leakage without reducing the electric charge.
Nanoscience takes one more step forward as the first single-molecule computer circuit was just built by United States researchers. Take a look at the picture here and you'll see the circuit which is so tiny it measures less than a fifth of the width of a human hair. It was assembled on a single carbon nanotube, and…
Those of you who did a spit-take when Gillette announced their five blade Fusion razor last year because you remembered The Onion predicting it would happen from the year before, you should appreciate that someone at The Economist not only wondered whether or not there was a Moore's Law for razor blades but actually…