While there are various estimates to the year in which we will not be able to continue adding transistors to a given area on a silicon chip, the typical guess is between 2013 and 2018 [1]. Given that there will eventually be a limit to how small we can make the transistor (due to quantum effects), where will we go from there? I have heard of the possibility of making the chips larger and or layered. What other options are viable, and how will the previous two options (larger chips and more layers) affect the rate of growth of computing power? Will new solutions be able to continue the exponential growth rate described by Moore or not? I hope someone can relieve me of my ignorance regarding this matter, and perhaps send a few links my way for more information. Thanks.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

[1] http://news.cnet.com/2100-1008-5112061.html

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