For more than five decades, Moore’s Law has governed the pace of innovation in the semiconductor industry – driving evolution in the computing space from the early desktops and laptops to cloud computing and Internet of Things today.
Every 18 to 24 months, double the number of transistors per unit area were crammed into our silicon chips.
This helped reduce cost as well as improve performance and power consumption in successive generations of microchips.
As microchips became more compact, it also helped pave the way for thinner compute form factors including the mobile phones, tablets and ultrathin laptops.
From an industry standpoint, this stagnation really puts a premium on innovation.
We need a new processor design approach to extend the historical gains seen over the past few decades into the decades to come.