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The 28 nanometers could be the end of Moore’s Law

The 28 nanometers could be the end of Moore’s Law

April 3, 2014 4:53 pm0 comments

Moore’s Law is an empirical law formulated by Gordon E. Moore, cofounder of Intel, on April 19, 1965, and states that approximately every two years the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles. This law has been fulfilled since then until today, but according to information published by EETimes, the latest 28-nanometer manufacturing process will not comply with this law.

The source argues that although we continue to manufacture ever smaller transistors and processors, we have reached the cost limit with current technology , that is, the cost to further reduce the processors’ lithography is too high and therefore not profitable. EETimes says the current 28-nanometer manufacturing process is the most profitable and will be used for many years from now, which would mean the end of Moore’s Law. You can clearly see that in the graph below:

Moore's Law

I highly recommend reading the source of this story, where they explain every detail. We have reached a limit and further reducing the size of transistors has become unprofitable.

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