Alumnus speaks out for Intel: Moore's Law is not dead

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Corey Blumenthal, ECE ILLINOIS
4/12/2017 2:39:54 PM

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Intel Senor Fellow and ECE ILLINOIS alumnus Mark Bohr (MSEE '78) rejects rumors that Moore's Law is dead.

Mark Bohr (MSEE '78), Intel Senior Fellow
Mark Bohr (MSEE '78), Intel Senior Fellow

"Number one, too many people have been writing about the end of Moore's Law, and we have to correct that misimpression," Mark Bohr told Fast Company. "And number two, Intel has developed some pretty compelling technologies...that not only prove that Moore's law is still alive, but that it's going to continue to provide the best benefits of density, cost performance, and power."

Intel has begun “hyperscaling,” which allows the companies to increase computing power while having to make fewer manufacturing changes. Although it has become increasingly harder to shrink the size of transistors Intel’s rate of improvement still equals out to more than double every two years. 

“Following Moore’s law regarding delivering better transistor density, lower transistor costs, and improved transistor performance and power, those benefits really apply to all product lines,” Bohr says, “whether we’re talking about a server part, a client part, or a low-power mobile part."

For more information, read the original article in Fast Company.

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