Moore’s Law

This article was in anticipation with the coincidence of not knowing that Gordon Moore died a few days ago.

Gordon Moore, co-founder of the microprocessor company Intel , best known for having developed “Moore’s law”, according to which the computing power of processors doubles every two years for the same size, has died at the age of 94. A rule developed in the 1960s that remained valid for decades: even if it hasn’t been followed for a few years, it still remains the best-known rule of information technology, often known even by those who are unfamiliar with computers and processors.

In 1965 Gordon Moore hypothesized that the number of transistors in microprocessors would double approximately every 12 months. In 1975 this prediction proved correct and before the end of the decade the timescale was extended to two years, a period which will remain valid throughout the 1980s. The law, which will be extended throughout the 1990s and will remain valid to this day, is reformulated at the end of the 1980s and elaborated in its definitive form, namely that the number of transistors in processors doubles every 18 months.

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