Moore's law

states that processor speeds, or overall processing power for computers will double every two years

Announcement / Release
around 1965
Birth Place
Santa Clara, California, United States


Moore's law is the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit has doubled approximately every two years. The observation is named after Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor, whose 1965 paper described a doubling every year in the number of components per integrated circuit, and projected this rate of growth would continue for at least another decade. In 1975, looking forward to the next decade, he revised the forecast to doubling every two years.

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