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Moore’s Law lives

Feb 20, 20061 min
Data Center

So say IBM researchers who today are expected to trumpet advances in chip-making that will produce semiconductors with wires only a third as wide – 30 nanometers — as today’s best efforts, according to a story in the New York Times.

Of course, the Times story illustrates the potential advancement in terms that matter most in today’s society: music storage. If Moore’s Law – that the density of chips will double about every two years – holds true until 2013, a single chip that today stores a maximum of 4 billion bits could hold 64 billion bits – or 2,000 songs.

Now that’s an iPod nano.

We suppose the IBM researchers will speak of other benefits as well.

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