Intel’s Grove warns of the end of Moore’s Law

December 12, 2002 | Source: The Inquirer

As chips become increasingly dense, heat developed by current leakage from chips “will become a limiting factor in how complex we can build chips,” said Intel chairman Andy Grove.

Chips constructed of increasing numbers of transistors can suffer power leakage of up to 40 per cent; chips made up of a billion transistors may leak between 60 and 70 Watts of power, he warned.