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Copying the brain

Crunching data faster and faster is what computer industry has been doing over the last 60 years, tracking with amazing precision Moore’s law. Since 2014/2015 Moore’s Law has reached its limit, first in the economics (the price per transistor is no longer decreasing) and then in density (we can no …

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Changing the world, one nanometer at a time

I found the header for this post on the website of ASML, a company at the leading edge of lithography technology, the engine of the semiconductor industry. They have a wide range of lithographic systems including the most advanced Extreme UltraViolet Lithographic systems (EUVL) using wavelength of 13.5 nm. With …

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Going beyond impossible: 2nm chip technology

Today’s most advanced  chip technology is based on a 5nm (5 billionth of a meter) thickness of etching. For comparison the first Intel 4040 was using a 10µm technology (2,000 times “thicker”!). Going beyond that raises many issues that have led to the assumption of “close to impossible”. Going below …

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You’ve got to watch this …

I stumbled onto this amazing video infographic produced by DataGrapha that in less than 5 minutes shows the progress of electronic microprocessors against the Moore’s law. Notice that the graphics cover the span from 1971 to 2019. For the years up to 2024 it is just showing the growth in …

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6G does not exist, yet it is already here! – IV

4. Processing capacity in the devices Addressing spectrum efficiency and availability in the previous posts I mentioned over and over the need for processing power to both exploit the spectrum (efficiency) and taking advantage of available one. For the former the transmitting/receiving device needs to use multiple antennas and combine/process …

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AI needs Moore, much more than Moore

Just a week ago I posted some thoughts on the problem of training AI noting how much expensive this approach is. Now I run onto an article that resonates on those thoughts from a different perspective. OpenAI.com has analysed the growth of computation power used by AI, as new algorithms …

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New SSD with 100+ layers enters production

It was September 12th, 1958, when the first integrated chip was demonstrated by Jack Kilby at Texas Instrument (for the record, that first chip was using germanium, not silicon. Robert Noyce few months after that first chip was able to create one based on silicon). It took 12 more years …

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Tiniest transistor – yet: 2.5 nm

In spite of the fact that the Moore’s law has reached its ending point, researchers are still working on finding alternatives that would push its limits. The present most advanced chips in terms of density are already doing that. Basically the Moore’s law stopped in 2015 in terms of cost …

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Beyond Moore’s law

The Moore’s law is over, in both its implication: keep doubling the number of transistors on a chip (in a given area) every 18 months keep decreasing the cost per transistor as density increases The second implication ceased around 2014/2015 when the cost per transistor flattened out as density kept …

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