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Intel Accepts That Moore’s Law Is Finally Dead, Drops Its ‘tick-Tock’ Model Of Chip Making

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The roadmap to Intel's 6th generation chips.

Intel is dropping its 'tick-tock' manufacturing approach.

Credit: Intel

Earlier this year, the science journal Nature wrote that for the first time, in March, the worldwide semiconductor industry’s R&D plans won’t revolve around Moore’s Law. Many experts predicted the same and called 2016 the year when Moore’s Law dies. Well, the time has finally come when the law is going to become a dead to letter to everyone.

Moore’s Law has been wavering for some time and the latest blow came in the form of Intel’s announcement that it’s going to change how it makes computer processors. Thanks to the same law, over the past years, the power of our computing devices has doubled every two years. However, Intel has admitted that it’s finding it hard to continue to shrink transistors and circuits on its upcoming family of processors. Thus, the company is dropping its ‘tick-tock’ manufacturing approach.


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