Moore’s Law

“The complexity of minimum component costs has increased at a rate of roughly a factor of two per year…. Certainly over the short term this rate can be expected to continue, if not to increase.

Electronics, 19 Apr. 1965. This statement became known as ‘Moore’s Law‘ of integrated circuits and computers, predicting that the number of transistors the computer industry would be able to place on a chip would double every couple of years.”

Excerpted from: Shapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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