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Intel Not Sure It Can Keep Up With Moore's Law of Processing Power

More difficult to fulfill as chips get smaller


Intel will continue to fulfill Moore's Law for the foreseeable future, but keeping up with it is becoming more of a challenge as chips get smaller, according to a company executive.

Moore's Law states that the number of transistors that can be placed on silicon doubles every two years, making it possible to continually improve chip performance and add new functionality. Using Moore's Law as a baseline, Intel for decades has added transistors while reducing the size and cost of its chips.