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When is Moore's law projected to stop ?

  1. Oct 19, 2009 #1
    And when it does, will software engineers slowly begin to lose their line of work? Would computer (hardware) engineers lose most of their jobs?
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2009 #2
  4. Oct 24, 2009 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    You might have got better responses if you had said what "Moore's law" was rather than requiring people to look it up. Apparently "Moore's law" is the observation that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit approximately doubles every two years.

    While I can't say when, or if, that will cease to be true, I can't see why that would have any effect on the jobs of software or hardware people!
     
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