In 1965, Gordon Moore, who later founded Intel Corporation, wrote an essay for Electronics Magazine. In it, he attempted to do the impossible – predict the future. He opined that the new trendy technology of computer chips would become doubly powerful every two years at low cost, and they would eventually be so small, that they could be embedded in homes, cars and what he referred to as “personal portable communications equipment.”
While it’s certainly no exaggeration that Moore’s Law has been the driving force for a plethora of technological and socioeconomic advancements for the last five decades, it has also become significantly challenging to keep it going.
Moore’s Law will soon reach its physical limits, with quantum mechanics stopping microchips from getting any smaller. What does that mean for the future of electronics?