For Chipmakers, Less of Moore?

The industry trade group's latest forecast contains a dire implication: The glory days are over, especially for smaller outfits

Nothing sums up semiconductors better than Moore's Law -- the dictum that the computing power of chips will double every 18 months or so, at no increase in cost. Gordon E. Moore first laid down his law in 1965, eight years after he co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor and three years before he helped create Intel.

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