One transistor, two transistors, three transistors, four,
Five transistors, six transistors, seven transistors, Moore.
Way, way back in 1965, when the nearly prehistoric semiconductor industry made integrated circuits using the equivalent of stone knives and bearskins, … Read More → "Moore’s Law and the Seven Devices"
For the last half century, a large segment of the world’s electronic engineers have worked in the insane vortex of Moore’s Law. Entire engineering careers from college through retirement have been spent with the only constant being exponential change. Whatever you learned in engineering school was obsolete before your first job promotion. Whatever you managed to design one year, you had to double to … Read More → "In the Shadow of Moore’s Law"
On January 9, Canada’s CHIME (the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) radio telescope team described the detection of a repeating, milliseconds-long FRB (fast radio burst), only the second to ever be detected. The announcement appeared in two letters published in the same January 9 issue of Read More → "Repeating Fast Radio Bursts Ring Canada’s CHIME"
Moore’s Law said that we could double the number of transistors on an integrated circuit every two years. But there were a lot of variables in that equation. For example, the industry has always assumed that an “integrated circuit” was a single, 2D monolithic silicon chip. But Moore’s Law didn’t make that distinction. It also didn’t specify an area for the silicon … Read More → "Intel FOVEROS 3D Packaging"
“Beep beep’m beep beep yeah,” – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
While several companies are expending significant resources and large amounts of energy to develop automated driving for passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses here on Earth, a dedicated group of scientists and engineers at JPL (the Jet Propulsion Lab) have been working on a related but significantly different problem: creating autonomous driving … Read More → "Baby You Can Drive My Rover"