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The Future Of Intel Processors - Moore's Law Breaks Down

Updated on November 28, 2009

 The famous Moore's Law has been applicable for the past few decades at least. However, this new form of continuum may not be able to be as predictable or as consistent as it will likely evolve in spurts. For a long period of time, computer manufacturers have been laser focused on various aspects of the actual physical product such as the size of the product, the battery life and the relative computing velocity. While those aspects are still of paramount importance, the new differentiation is going to orbit around aspects such as user interfaces; extended bandwidth; better use of existing bandwidth; and all the way down to social networking and the new form of communication of the 21st Century: the 140 character tweet.

Intel is going to have to move even more away from the paradigm of the personal computer and the focus it has had on the PC experience in order to embrace the challenges of this upcoming decade. It is essential to take note of the important role its standards play in this extended computing industry. The internet would not have been possible if it were not for basic standards which are adhered to universally.

TCP/IP was the beginning of the internet paradigm, however it was the additional technologies that were built atop of this structure, the functions such as HTTP, and the scripting languages such as HTML and XML which have created the situation whereby the one billion personal computers which are currently attached to the internet can intercommunicate with little, if any, difficulty... simply because they are all effectively speaking the same language of open standards.

The necessity currently exists to develop and evolve a new generation of universal standards which can not only enable but also accelerate and nurture the expansion of the concept of personal computing to the large variety of different devices. The future of computer technology breaks down into three technology ingredients which are essential to the formula. Moore's Law is the basic one and it is the silicon based technological advancements that have made all of the computing progress possible in the last part of the 20th Century and the first decade of the 21st Century.

The architectures of platforms are the ones which are able to utilize that complex technology built on silicon wafers and be able to implement innovative functionality into the new wide range of devices. Of course, all of the best hardware in the world does not do much of anything if it does not have the proper software. It is the software which realizes the depth of the individual interface experience with the device and is able to derive from zeros and ones a true experience to the end user which allows the device to be used in a friendly and intuitive manner.

When Intel speaks of their technological continuum, it is built on these three bases: Moore's Law, platform architecture, and software. Moore's Law has a fundamental, basic effect on all of computer technology and of course at Intel itself. Approximately two years ago Intel produced and released to the public the first 45 nanometer high K silicon technology. This high K, metal gate CPU process was able to further shrink the sizes of microprocessors allowing for greater efficiency of the use of master silicon wafers for economy. This innovative technology also allowed the utilization of far less electricity per computing capability cycle as well as minimizing heat.

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