Intel: Moore’s Law Here to Stay

July 14, 2004 | Source: Electronic News

“We see that for at least the next 15 to 20 years, we can continue staying on Moore’s Law,” said Paolo Gargini, Intel Fellow and director of technology strategy as well as chairman of the ITRS.

He predicted the convergence of emerging technologies such as quantum, optical, plastic, NEMS and SiCMOS with traditional CMOS.

Specifically, the “heterogeneous integration of alternative technologies is the way of the future,” Gargini said, with packaging technologies offering the best solution.

“The key to Moore’s Law is that if you can pack twice as many transistors into the same space every two years, then you are producing it for half as much cost – that is really the economic drive more than other issues,” he said.