Over the last 30 years, the PC has utterly transformed in appearance, capability, and usage. From the hulking beige boxes to an astonishing array of powerful, colorful, and astonishing computers.
While chiplets have been in use for decades, today they are the hottest trend in processor tech and at the cutting edge of technology, with millions of people worldwide using them in desktop PCs, workstations, and servers.
The big picture: On multiple occasions in recent years, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has stated that "Moore's Law is dead" to defend GPU price increases. During a summit, AMD's chief technology officer, Mark Papermaster, disputed these repeated claims and detailed the true reasoning behind higher costs.
The big picture: Earlier this year we were reviewing Analyst Day slides from leading semiconductor companies and a clear theme emerged. Large companies are all shifting in a similar direction, posing some potential challenges for their long-term positions. More and more customers are looking for special purpose chips, a coping mechanism for dealing with the slowdown in Moore's Law. And the big players are all looking to support those customers.
Building sustainable computing systems is not only the conscientious thing to do, but curbing carbon emissions may result in a seismic shift in how we develop the hardware of the future.
#ThrowBackThursday Many have tried to follow Intel co-founder Gordon Moore (of Moore's Law fame) in bringing their tech predictions into the public eye... with varying degrees of success. Every year for nearly a decade, we've revisited this TechSpot original feature to bring new quotes to your attention. Here's a taste of those now infamous quotes.