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London Calling: How to save Moore's Law

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resistion
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re: London Calling: How to save Moore's Law
resistion   10/12/2012 3:02:44 AM
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On the dot, plus it should be considered that since 10 nm is already in the shot noise regime, the required power for given throughput and resolution will be inversely proportional to the wavelength. Between particle counting noise and wave diffraction limits, we already passed the sweet spot for single optical projection exposure.

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re: London Calling: How to save Moore's Law
grzy   10/12/2012 6:03:01 PM
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I agree that 'human imagination is not bound ...' But i think there is a fundimental lack of understanding of 1) how important ML has been to the entire world economy and 2)there is wishful thinking that something will replace it and things will continue on indefinitely. There is a lot of denial. I would be as bold to say there is not one 'new technology' or application that could have happened in the last 50 years without ML. that statement requires a lot of deep thought, but i believe you will find it's true.

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Moore's law can be replaced by Gillies's Law ...
systemBuilder29   8/12/2013 8:49:25 PM
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It is not a problem, not a problem at all, if Moore's law comes to a halt.  We already waste most of the real estate on an IC whenever it is in operation.  Less than 1% of the chip is switching at any given moment.  Moore's law can end tomorrow, and we will not be in trouble if we find a way to switch twice as much of the real estate on the chip every year, by improving CMOS power efficiency and processor architecture.  By switching more real estate per nanosecond, this continues the increase in computational performance of the chip.  We can potentially do that for another 2 decades after Moore's law is exhausted, so there is always reason for optimism!

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re: London Calling: How to save Moore's Law
Peter Clarke   8/13/2013 5:29:10 AM
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I agree that nearly all in the electronics industry owe their jobs to Moore's Law.

And while Moore's Law was not a creative direction for progress it provided the economic driver for lots of design changes and creativity over the years.

HOWEVER

I also agree that is Moore's Law stops human creativity will kick in and find different ways to create value.

I just think we should recognize that without the escalator of Moore's Law taking us down to ever smaller directions we are going to have to do some walking/working.

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