“The basic transistors are not improving as much as they used to and so we’re actually relying on software developers to pick up the slack by coming up with more efficient code,” said Krste Asanovic, a computer science professor at University of California, Berkeley.
Increasing complexity of hardware innovation may put chip-savvy software developers in the driver’s seat. The full article exploring Software Developers Keep Moore’s Law Alive? http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/software-developers-keep-moores-law-alive/6354
"Bob came to me and said, ‘How about we start a new company? My first reaction was no, I like it here. Then a couple of months later he came back and said, ‘Now that I’m leaving, how would you like to start a new company?’ It put a whole different light on the thing."
— Gordon Moore, in a new PBS documentary “American Experience: Silicon Valley” talking about Robert Noyce who encouraged Moore to leave their first start up Fairchild Semiconductor to co-found Intel Corporation
The PBS documentary looks at how a group of young transistor tweakers turned what was once futile farmland into what today is a thriving technology innovation center of the world. Here’s a look at what Intel co-founder Gordon Moore says in the documentary, set to premiere February 5:
Amid swirling debate over the strengths of fabs versus fabless chipmakers, shrinking geometries and node transitions, VLSI Research analyst Dan Hutcheson shares his perspective on the industry today, the future of Moore’s Law and the transition to 450-milimeter wafers.