Re: Moore says Moore's Law to hit wall

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 06 Oct 1997 22:19:09 -0400

Gregory Sullivan wrote:

> The end of Moore's law has been predicted multiple times by individuals
> involved in manufacturing . However, advances in materials and processes
> have kept occurring to keep Moore's law roughly on track.
> Building structures at the atomic level certainly seems to depend on
> primarily bottom-up procedures instead of top-down lithographic
> procedures. Perhaps one could use a hybrid approach based on
> self-assembly of molecular subunits guided by larger lithographically
> built structures, or maybe molecular nanotechnology will mature.

I'd think that the easiest fix would be to start building chips in three
dimensions, as cubes. Of course, they'll have to build in passive
temperature controls, though possibly active systems built at the micron
level might be a good first boost to mass nano machinery production.

Of course, then, they'd have to to license the Borg(tm) name from
Paramount as a trade name for the processor.

			Michael Lorrey
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