Re: Ye olde Moore's Law paper

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Jan 12 2002 - 02:03:15 MST

At 10:36 PM 1/11/02 -0800, Max More wrote:

>The original...

65,000 transistors per square inch by 1975, said Gordon Moore. What's the
latest state of play? A quick googling took me to:,1902,27216,00.html

Microchips: Moore's Law Lives
            By Mark Boslet
            Issue Date: Jun 25 2001

At a conference in Kyoto, Japan, Intel displayed transistors, or circuits,
only 70 to 80 atoms wide. This nanometer (a nanometer being
one-billionth of a meter) technology should lead to low-power chips
containing 1 billion transistors running at speeds of 20 GHz. (Today's
fastest Pentium 4 models have 42 million transistors and run at 1.7

An eyeballing of Moore's graph seems to imply that we'd be at a trillion
[2^40] by now (but my eyes aren't too good).

Damien Broderick

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