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HP researchers in the USA: this is how we will defeat Moore's Law

Moore's Law states that the chip manufacturers will be able to add and improve performance, and lower production costs, by miniaturizing the transistors and the internal wiring every two years? The researchers of HP laboratories propose that in order to increase the performance of certain chips, and reduce the power consumption, the wiring that is currently installed in the depths of the chips will be replaced by a network of tiny nano-cables, which will be installed above the chip

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How can you make more powerful chips? By exposing the guts, according to HP researchers. In a document published this month by HP Laboratories, the researchers suggest that in order to increase the performance of certain chips, and reduce power consumption, the wiring that is currently installed deep inside the chips will be replaced by a network of tiny nano-cables, which will be installed above the chip. The new method is supposed to solve one of the main challenges faced by chip designers today - how to add and minimize the chips, and their internal components.

Moore's law states that chip manufacturers can further improve performance and reduce production costs by minimizing transistors and internal wiring every two years. Over time, however, the process of miniaturization has become more difficult and expensive. The planners had to find new compromises between the performance, power consumption and price of the chips.

Switching to the new method may facilitate miniaturization - according to Stan Williams, senior researcher and director of the Quantum Science Research Group at HP Laboratories. Giving up the traditional wiring may allow for a very significant miniaturization of the chips, naturally. The performance will improve while maintaining the traditional structure of the transistors. The price will not increase either because it will not be necessary to invest billions of dollars in new equipment for the production of semiconductors. It is likely that electricity consumption will also decrease, according to the researchers.

"There were already those who predicted the end of the era of Moore's Law", says Williams, "but we have proven, at the principle level, that it is possible to add and miniaturize chips, reduce electricity consumption and increase the rate of operation." Although the HP company itself no longer produces chips, a significant part of its income still comes from the sale of licenses to use the technologies it develops. The new method could bring HP millions of dollars in royalties.
 
 
 

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  1. First of all, Moore's Law is not a law of nature, but a kind of predictor of the rate of development, at most statistically. The only way to beat him is through technological breakthroughs.

  2. So why does the title claim the opposite of what is written in the article?
    If you "defeat" Moore's Law, that means it no longer works. But the article says the opposite.
    Hello up there, wake up!!!

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