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This 2005 silicon wafer with Pentium 4 processors was signed by Gordon Moore for the 40th anniversary of MooreÂ’'s law. Science & Society Picture Library/Getty Images hide caption

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Intel Corp. co-founder Gordon Moore holds up a silicon wafer at Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., in 2005. Moore's prediction 50 years earlier, called Moore's Law, has been the basis for the digital revolution. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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The challenge to keep up with Moore's law

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