Only in the Internet are videos like this are available. This is a great candid video that PodTech recorded at the Intel IDF. Gordon Moore will go down in the history books as one of the greatest figures in technology. Having videos like this available on the Internet is amazing. This may not be mainstream video content that hits the charts on YouTube but certainly a quality audience will enjoy it.
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The conversation covered a full career, from a time before semiconductors, when the very notion of integrated circuits was new — and controversial. Since then, of course, not only has Moore been on the winning side of the technology, but his name has become synomymous with the notion that the technology of the chip is on an aggressive development track — “Moore’s Law” has guided and challenged the chip industry for more than 30 years. (Asked if he regrets that name, he says, “I guess I don’t – now.”)
An End to Moore’s Law? Every year sees speculation about a possible end to Moore’s Law. What does Moore, himself say? The answer is in this podcast. The phyical world is subject to limiting factors, and Moore predicts that sometime in the foreseeable future, limits will be reached in the business of chip-making. However, Moore says he’s still impressed at how well the industry has extended the technologies, so far.
Moore easily recalls a time before the name Silicon Valley applied to the high-tech corridor south of San Francisco, but he was also remembers a time before the now-ubiquitous staple of office life worldwide. Cubicles. You may not like your cubicle much, but according to Moore, they came about in an attempt to keep the office from looking like a prison. Besides, he says, he still has the biggest cubicle at Intel.
Gordon Moore co-founded Intel in 1968.
Techdirt has a great article on the death of Moore’s Law. Below is part 2 of the PodTech Gordon Moore interview
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