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When Moore's Law Ends: 3 Alternatives to Silicon Chips

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Modern computers are truly amazing, continuing to improve as the years go by. One of the many reasons why this has happened is due to better processing power. Every 18 months or so, the number of transistors that can be placed onto the silicon chips within integrated circuits doubles.

This is known as Moore's Law and was a trend noticed by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore back in 1965. It is because of this reason that technology has been spurred on at such a rapid pace.

What Exactly Is Moore's Law?

Moore's Law is the observation that as computer chips get faster and more energy efficient, whilst becoming cheaper to produce. It is one of the leading progression laws within electronic engineering and has been for decades.

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One day, however, Moore's Law is going to come to an 'end'. Whilst we have been told about the impending end for several years, it is almost certainly approaching its final stages in the current technological climate.

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It is true that processors are constantly getting faster, cheaper, and having more transistors packed onto them. With each new iteration of a computer chip, however, the performance boosts are smaller than they once were.

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