• Semiconductor industry hit by economic downturn

    Semiconductor sales dropped in October, but the decline worsened in November. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), sales for November fell to $20.8 billion, a 9.8% decrease from the $23.1 billion recorded in November 2007. Read More

  • The future of Moore's law: IBM's chief technologist weighs in

    Trouble ahead, captain! Before ten years is out, our pattern of reducing the size of semiconductors (for example, the move to 45nm from 65nm with Penryn) every two years or so is going to hit a brick wall. In a few more shrinks, we’ll be approaching 10nm, at which point quantum mechanics begin to take over and reality gets all wobbly. So what’s next? IBM’s chief technologist… Read More