Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 4 / 5   >   >>
WHP
User Rank
Rookie
re: Moore's Law trumped by Wright's Law
WHP   3/8/2013 4:46:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Duane, I think everyone has observed that phenomenon but I think you may be the first to actually give it a name. So as far as I'm concerned, Duane's Law it is.

DWilde10
User Rank
Rookie
re: Moore's Law trumped by Wright's Law
DWilde10   3/8/2013 4:43:36 PM
NO RATINGS
Which is why even Intel finally loves Linux on x86, finally, Duane [my opinion, not my employer Intel's]. AFA Moore's law, whether it was ever "true" or not, it sure drove a revolution we've all benefited from. I'm not sure whether Wright's correlation really means a whole lot, it's one of those "yeah, so?"s. Gordon Moore caught the imagination of a generation of engineers, and the rest is history.

Duane Benson
User Rank
Blogger
re: Moore's Law trumped by Wright's Law
Duane Benson   3/8/2013 4:20:19 PM
NO RATINGS
There's also Duane's law, which is corollary to the two-car garage syndrome. Even if not by name, many people are likely familiar with. It states that no matter how large your garage is, the amount of stuff you accumulate will fill it such that there is never more than just less then enough room required to put one car in. That, by inference leads to Duane's law which postulates that no matter what the performance of your computer system, the operating system will lug it down to the point at which it performs at a level just slightly less than the first computer you ever owned. Unfortunately, Duane's law has a tendency negate the effects of Moore's law and presumably the others.

Larry M
User Rank
Rookie
re: Moore's Law trumped by Wright's Law
Larry M   3/8/2013 4:15:24 PM
NO RATINGS
To be more precise, John Nash won the Nobel Prize for Economics, not exactly a deterministic or exact science, and only provable by statistical measures. (There is no Nobel Prize for Mathematics.)

Larry M
User Rank
Rookie
re: Moore's Law trumped by Wright's Law
Larry M   3/8/2013 4:11:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Fermat's Last Theorem really should have been named Fermat's Last Conjecture.

Comfortable
User Rank
Rookie
re: Moore's Law trumped by Wright's Law
Comfortable   3/8/2013 3:01:59 PM
NO RATINGS
A physical law,according to the Oxford English dictionary, is "a theoretical principle deduced from particular facts, applicable to a defined group or class of phenomena, and expressible by the statement that a particular phenomenon always occurs if certain conditions be present." John Nash received a Nobel Prize on game theory with lots of mathematical equations describing how humans interact. As engineers, let's not always look at things so black and white.

CharlieCL
User Rank
Rookie
re: Moore's Law trumped by Wright's Law
CharlieCL   3/8/2013 2:16:11 PM
NO RATINGS
@AntoineB Agree. Moore's Law is not a Law. It is a theory for SC companies to spend money.

AntoineB
User Rank
Rookie
re: Moore's Law trumped by Wright's Law
AntoineB   3/8/2013 9:03:49 AM
NO RATINGS
Moore's law might have been based on observation at first, but it has changed. It is now nothing more than an implicite objective followed by semiconductor companies. They adapt their efforts in order to reach this objective. If Moore's law has been "correct" for so long it is only because SC companies made it correct. I don't think it is of any statistical relevance nowadays.

nastaynas
User Rank
Rookie
re: Moore's Law trumped by Wright's Law
nastaynas   3/8/2013 4:30:17 AM
NO RATINGS
At least Mr. Moore has enjoyed his fame for a while

kenny.g
User Rank
Rookie
re: Moore's Law trumped by Wright's Law
kenny.g   3/8/2013 2:19:54 AM
NO RATINGS
Moore's law is not a law,people don't give a shit about it! it is a trend for the company to follow to make money which in this case flawed due to major miscalculation of not taking into account of the whole semiconductor eco-system.

<<   <   Page 4 / 5   >   >>


Most Recent Comments
Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Recommended Reads From the Engineer's Bookshelf
Max Maxfield
2 comments
I'm not sure if I read more than most folks or not, but I do I know that I spend quite a lot of time reading. I hate to be idle, so I always have a book or two somewhere about my person -- ...

Aubrey Kagan

Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Aubrey Kagan
37 comments
I recently read GCHQ: The uncensored story of Britain's most sensitive intelligence agency by Richard J. Aldrich. The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's equivalent of ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
2 comments
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
15 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...