April 27, 2005

Q-A with Dr. Gordon Moore, Chairman Emeritus, Intel Corp.

Author: Edited by Chris Preimesberger

Dr. Gordon Moore, creator of "Moore's Law," which postulates that the number of transistors on a chip roughly doubles every two years, was with Fairchild Semiconductor when he wrote that April 1965 paper for now-defunct Electronics Magazine. He went on to co-found Intel in 1968 and led the world's No 1 chipmaker as chief executive officer till 1987. At 76, he is now chairman emeritus. Source:Hindu.com interview April 26.

Q:The world's first microchip, the Intel 4004, had 2,300 transistors in 1971. The new dual-core Pentium has more than 1 billion. At what point does this hit the wall?

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