An observation made by a physicist in the mid-1960s was that processor speed would continue to increase exponentionally – namely every two to three years the processing power of a silicon chip would double due to smaller and more densely packed transistor technology.
The media named this observation “Moore’s Law”, implying that there was some physical proof that processors would double in speed every few years. This has, in fact, never been proven, although continual breakthroughs in semi-conductor technology (including smaller and smaller micron capability) seem to be upholding the “law” remarkably well. Most feel there is still an eventual ceiling to processor speed increase, however.
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