LeoGlossary: Moore's Law

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An observation made by Gordon Moore, CEO of Intel.

He noted that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every two year. This was the foundation for the growth of the semiconductor industry since the 1970s.

Some feel that Moore's Law actually accelerated to a doubling every 18 months. Even if this was the case, things slowed over the last few years to the point where many are debating if this "law" is still even in effect.

The entire digital revolution was due to the advancement in the semiconductor industry so Moore's observation was of great impact.

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