New life emerging for Moore's Law

New life emerging for Moore's Law

Summary:  Imprint lithography--along with silicon nanowires, phase change memory, spintronics optoelectronics, and 3D chips--is among the many emerging technologies that could extend the life of Moore's Law. During this computing principle's 40-year reign, chipmakers have steadily boosted the performance of their products while simultaneously dropping the price.

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 Imprint lithography--along with silicon nanowires, phase change memory, spintronics optoelectronics, and 3D chips--is among the many emerging technologies that could extend the life of Moore's Law. During this computing principle's 40-year reign, chipmakers have steadily boosted the performance of their products while simultaneously dropping the price. Success, however, has created its own problems. News.com's Michael Kanellos reports on the problems and promises of emerging technologies...Click to see photo gallery

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  • Ignoring Moore

    Moore himself JUST said that these new technologies look "nice", but can they be used to manufacture MILLIONS of chips - or just a few in a lab?

    40nm is the end of the road, and we will get there in 2 years time. 25nm will not work, and Moore's Law will die sometime in 2009 (24 months after 40nm is introduced in 2007).
    Roger Ramjet