In 1965, Gordon Moore made a famous observation in the field of semiconductor development, one that the world now recognizes as Moore’s Law. His prediction about the integrated circuits (IC) becoming smaller and faster have proved to be true so far. The smartphones that we use today have way more computing power than what the systems had on moon landing missions in the early 1960s and 1970s.
Breaking Moore’s Law
However, in the recent times, the race to shrink ICs seems to be coming to an abrupt end. The improvement in CPU performance has not been like what it used to be in the past. Chip makers are now gradually discarding the practice of shrinking ICs by increasing transistor counts and clock speeds. Instead, they are focusing more on power efficiency and component integration.