Moore’s Law

If you’ve heard of “Moore’s Law”, then you missed so far one of the pillars electronics industry. Its creator is Gordon Moore, who founded Intel. Three years before the founding of Intel, Moore noted that transistors will increase performance and reduce costs at a certain time. He did not know, however, that in 1965 he set a revolutionary idea that would become the current Law and influence many other companies and fields.

All the electronics that we use now turn to a processor as to “govern” actions between software and hardware. Moore’s Law of 1965 argued briefly that every two years the number of transistors in an integrated circuit will double. Now, maybe it seems obvious, but when computers were huge and has not allowed them only a few large companies.


Moore’s Law has provided a vision for technology that all components must be smaller but exponentially more efficient. Computer chips have been fitted with complicated circuit, and that while prices were led to their adoption on a larger scale through all sorts of devices. Today, much of the digital revolution and technological advances brought by the internet is due to Moore’s prediction, because it led to the widespread adoption of computers, write “truth”.

Note, however, that Moore’s Law is an aspiration, not a law of nature. This is possible with dedicated engineering production of processors. For example, Intel, the biggest computer chipmaker produces more than 10 billion transistors per second. Unlike the current period, the first of microprocessor transistors were the size of an eraser end of a pencil. As a result of Moore’s Law, currently more than 6 million transistors fit Trig point at the end of this sentence. In other words, transistors today are invisible to the naked eye. To view a single transistor, it needs a processor increased to the level of a house.

Electronics Stores copy of the magazine since 1965, where it was first put forth Moore’s Law

Moore’s law

If a phone with Intel-based Android would be built using 1971 technology, the processor would phone the size of a parking space. Try to do a selfie with a one. Compared with the first Intel processor, Intel 4004, today 14nm processors are 3,500 times more powerful and 90,000 times more effective at a cost of 1 / 60,000 less. more social networks would not have occurred without Moore’s Law for management of large amounts of data such as that produced from Facebook would be far too costly.
According to the “truth” in an article in “Backchannel” Steven Levy talks about the influence of Moore’s Law on the emergence of Google. “Those who have understood the words of Moore knew that the impossible is inevitable. All with a desktop computer could do some calculations and see the future. The hardest task was to believe them. Nonlinear advance predicted by Moore was so radical that only a few were able to understand it. But those who did hold future, “writes Steven Levy.

Larry Page, Google’s co-founder, when he wrote his thesis that can capture all content from local servers Stanford, not stuck in the idea that you can not, it’s too much information to process. He knew, using Moore’s Law, how computers will become stronger. So did some math and concluded that all those links can be searched in less than a second.

Also, Larry Page and he based his philosophy on the accents of Moore’s law. “Companies developing products currently on death row,” said Page. For this reason, when Google develops products, our responsibility that they will work with technologies that do not yet exist or barely developed.