Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Moore's Law - how much More?

According to the N.Y.Times:
I.B.M. researchers plan to describe an advance in chip-making on Monday that could pave the way for new generations of superchips. The development, which comes from materials research in the design of advanced lenses and related technologies, will make it possible to create semiconductors with wires thinner than 30 nanometers, one-third the width in today's industry-standard chips. The advance potentially clears one of the biggest hurdles facing the progress of Moore's Law.

I wonder how much further this will go. Just looking back to the computers we had only years ago.... is baffling. To see your own familiar equipment belong to the history and musuems is pretty cool.

Science-Fiction is also always inspiring:
The I.B.M. researchers performed their research on a custom piece of equipment they call Nemo, referring to the character in Jules Verne's novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."


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