Gordon Moore's 1965 observation of increasing integrated circuit power paralleling shrinkage in size was originally tentatively phrased: "The complexity for minimum component costs has increased at a rate of roughly a factor of two per year ... Certainly over the short term this rate can be expected to continue." And yet it's held more or less true for forty years, and new research suggests that with continued innovation there's plenty of life in the Law yet.
In the April 19, 1965 issue of Electronics Magazine, Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel made an observation about the development of integrated circuits, which are at the heart of the modern computer's ever improving price-performance.
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