Posted on August 11, 2011 by jean-peter Fendrich(Image via Wikipedia)
The number of transistors that can be packed on the same area will be double every two years. – Gordon Moore (1965)
This statement by Gordon Moore at Intel was not really a law but an observation. In practical terms it means that computer speed and storage capacity ill be doubled every second year. The astonishing thing is that it has been valid since 1965, still is valid and will be valid for many years to come.
Doubling during a 2 year period may not seem so extremely impressive but counting from 1965 the effect is unimaginable. We are talking talking about a yearly steady growth of ~41% during 55 years!
- Moore’s Law Is Alive And Well, And Intel Will Prove It Today (newenterprise.allthingsd.com)