Intel , begins the climb: “Faster than Moore’s Law, like the best in 2024”
29 October 2021 0
By return of post from the presentation of the processors 12th Generation, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger yesterday he showed confident about the future of the company , despite the fact that recent years have seen the former leader abandon the head of the sector to move into a run-up to the competition. A status that the CEO is sure to subvert within a few years. Certainly less than a decade, the time span taken into consideration by the white-collar workers of Santa Clara to think about the future.
Intel, in spite of itself, has passed the leadership of the chip market to two competitors such as Samsung and TSMC who have instead invested heavily in research and development to lead the sector, so it will not be easy to grab your head. Despite this, Gelsinger indulged in a bold statement :
Moore’s law is alive and well. We expect to align with the straight line over the next decade, but we may also keep up with a faster pace. As “stewards” of Moore’s law we will be relentless.
The Moore’s law has nothing to do with physics or science. It derives from an empirical observation by David House that is the executive director of Intel (hence the title of “administrators” of the law) in office in the years’ 60, when the founder of the Santa Clara producer Gordon Moore wrote an article in which he said that in the time frame between 1959 and the 1965 the number of processor components – specifically transistors – doubled every year. It was in fact the golden age of the evolution of processors, so much so that then the law passed with the doubling the number of transistors every 18 – 24 months.
Today Moore’s Law is cited to refer to chip advances since a greater number of transistors implies the improvement of the main parameters with which they are evaluated, ie power and efficiency. Apple, for example, which entrusts the production of its Bionics to TSMC’s foundries, has evolved its chips while remaining almost adhering to Moore’s line : the A 13 Bionic of iPhones 11 had over 8 billion transistors, the A 14 Bionic of iPhones 12 almost 12 billions, finally A 15 Bionic of recent iPhones 13 touch share 15 billions of transistors.
From Gelsinger’s projections it has evidently emerged that the investments in the roadmap and the work that is being carried out in the company to return at the level of leaders will lead Intel to double the transistors of its processors in a time frame also less than two years , and to equalize the level of the current industry leaders In the 2024, as promised by the CEO.