Moore’s Law RIP? - Twice

Moore’s Law RIP?

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Flash-memory makers are signaling the end of a venerable computing maxim.

Is Moore’s Law toast? Reuters says maybe not for computer processors but possibly for flash memory:

The end ofMoore's Law is expected to come more quickly for memory chips than processors because of the different ways in which they work. Whereas the circuits on processors act as pipes that guide streams of electrons, memory chips use pools of charged electrons to store data, and it gets harder to read the data as the number of electrons in each pool shrinks.

The piece has some interesting speculation as to what the successors of flash memory will ultimately be.

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