Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday May 01, 2012

Moore’s Law Will End In 10 Years

Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics at CUNY, says Moore's Law will end in ten years. This is not a repeat from 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 or 2005. Wait...I guess it is a repeat. big grin

The two basic problems are heat and leakage. That’s the reason why the age of silicon will eventually come to a close. No one knows when, but as I mentioned we already now can see the slowing down of Moore’s Law, and in ten years it could flatten out completely. So what is the problem? The problem is that a Pentium chip today has a layer almost down to 20 atoms across, 20 atoms across. When that layer gets down to about 5 atoms across, it’s all over.