NEW YORK--Moore's Law remains alive and well, but U.S.-born engineers could become a dying breed, according to a survey conducted by the monthly publication IEEE Spectrum.
The survey polled IEEE Fellows, a collection of elite members in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) organization. There are currently 6,011 IEEE Fellows out of the roughly 385,000 IEEE members.
Some 52% of the IEEE Fellows in the survey believe that Moore's Law will continue another 5-10 years. Devised by Intel Corp. co-founder Gordon Moore, Moore's Law is a popular axiom in the semiconductor industry, which states the number of transistors in a processor will double every 18 months.
But the survey also disclosed that 85% of IEEE Fellows agreed that high-caliber students are no longer choosing engineering as a profession, because they are able to make more money in other fields.