Moore's Law turns 40

It was in a magazine article 40 years ago this month that Intel co-founder Gordon Moore expressed his now famous Moore's Law which states that the number of devices on a chip doubles every 24 months. An article in CNet points out that at the time, chips contained about 60 devices - while Intel's latest Itanium chip has 1.7 billion silicon transistors.

For years some commentators have been saying that the trend can't continue, as we are running up against physical limits - but so far breakthroughs keep occuring to keep the law alive.

Read the CNet article

GeneralDavid Canton