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August 23, 2009

Extending Moore's Law

According to the theory of Moore's Law, the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit doubles every two years. The theory, named for Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, is believed by many to be reaching its limit. Now a Rice University laboratory is manipulating molecules in such a way as to extend the theory for a few more years. A research team led by Rice University professor James Tour has published a paper which outlines a way for chip designers and manufacturers to continue to miniaturize transistors, circuits, and microprocessors.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at August 23, 2009 12:24 AM
category: Design & Engineering

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