Moore's Law Advances Threatened

By Robert Vamosi | 10/9/12 2:43 AM

Moore’s Law (which says that the number of transistors on a chip will double every year) appears to be threatened by a hic-cup in implementing the next-generation extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV)

EUV requires intense light sources, and according to lithography experts hope to have the new 200W EUV light sources by 2014 ... but that could still be delayed. Light sources have improved 20-fold in three years, but are reaching a similar technical barrier in light technology.

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3D Intel Chips

By Robert Vamosi | 5/4/11 7:42 AM

In a 1965 issue of Electronics Magazine, Intel's Gordon Moore wrote that the number of transistors on a chip will double every two years. Nearly fifty years later, however, physics at the extreme micro levels are now threatening future advancement. But by building silicon chips in 3D, Intel has found a novel way around these problems.

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