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Moore's Law and Innovation, 40 Years Later

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Moore's Law and Innovation, 40 Years Later

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Moore's Law and Innovation, 40 Years Later

Moore's Law and Innovation, 40 Years Later

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Tuesday marks 40 years since Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, predicted the number of transistors on a silicon chip would double about every 18 months. That prediction has held true and has resulted in progressively smaller, faster computers. But engineers worry that Moore's Law may not last forever.