quote: Of course, thats exactly what I said. Moore simply mated a statement of geometry to the the assumption that new process nodes would appear in linear time.
quote: In my opinion, Moore's Law already died quite some time ago.
quote: But here's where the problem comes in. Moore didn't postulate "roughly" two years. He postulated ONE year. Intel, realizing the marketing value of "Moore's Law" has since restated it to 18 months, then 2 years. Soon it'll be 3 years.
quote: Density can be expected to be proportional to the reciprocal of area, so the contribution to improve density vs. time from the use of smaller dimensions is plotted in Figure 3.
quote: The new slope might approximate a doubling every two years, rather than every year, by the end of the decade.