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On the Moore's Law Hot Seat: Intel's Mike Mayberry

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Intel Vice President Mike Mayberry

"We've been modifying the technology every five or seven years for 40 years, and there's no end in sight for being able to do that," says Mike Mayberry, vice president of Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group.

Credit: Intel Corp.

Mike Mayberry, perhaps more than anyone, is the guy who keeps Moore's Law ticking.

As the vice president who leads Intel's research team, he bears responsibility for making sure his employer can cram ever more electronic circuitry onto computer chips. Intel co-founder Gordon Moore 47 years ago observed the pace at which microchips' transistor count doubled, and Mayberry is in charge of keeping that legacy intact.

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