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RIP: Gordon Moore

Sat Mar 25, 2023 6:52 pm

https://www.theregister.com/2023/03/25/gordon_moore/

I wouldn't go so far as to say that with Moore, there would be no Pis, but without him and what he did, Pis might have come much later.

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Re: RIP: Gordon Moore

Sat Mar 25, 2023 7:08 pm

He outlived the death of his "law".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law
It's no longer true that the number of transistors doubles every two years because of other tech like SSDs.
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Re: RIP: Gordon Moore

Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:30 pm

What I found so amazing was that he started with Shockley, then somewhat lead the revolt of the team than left Shockley Labs, to found Fairchild with 7 others from Shockley Labs, then left Fairchild to co-found Intel. That is one heck of a tech bio.

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Re: RIP: Gordon Moore

Tue Mar 28, 2023 6:12 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 7:08 pm
He outlived the death of his "law".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law
It's no longer true that the number of transistors doubles every two years because of other tech like SSDs.
Except that Moore`s Law is likely still proceeding: https://www.futuretimeline.net/data-tre ... es-law.htm.

Actually could you elaborate what you mean by "because of other tech like SSDs."?

I don't see how the existence of SSDs has any effect on Moore's Law. And aren't SSD's just billions of transistors on a chip much like any other chip?
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