Monday, March 27, 2023

RIP Gordon Moore

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, if not to increase.  Over the longer term, the rate of increase is a bit more uncertain, although there is no reason to believe it will not remain nearly constant for at least 10 years.

-- Gordon Earle Moore (3 January 1929 - 24 March 2023), co-founder of Intel Corporation, first writing about Moore's Law (which has held for 50 years) in Electronics Magazine, "Cramming more components onto integrated circuits" (19 April 1965)

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