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Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92
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Matthew Kruk
2021-11-21 03:35:04 UTC
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He and seven others left the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to create their
own silicon company, Fairchild Semiconductor, which is now seen as ground zero
for the West Coast tech industry.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/20/technology/jay-last-dead.html
Louis Epstein
2021-11-21 07:54:24 UTC
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Post by Matthew Kruk
He and seven others left the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to create their
own silicon company, Fairchild Semiconductor, which is now seen as ground zero
for the West Coast tech industry.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/20/technology/jay-last-dead.html
But he didn't live up to his name,Gordon Moore is still alive and
that makes Jay Next-to-Last.

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radioacti...@gmail.com
2021-11-21 09:31:22 UTC
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Indeed St. Moore is still around, thank Zeus, but Louis, a vital Moore-related question looms:

It is, is Moore's Law still working nowadays as a rough estimate of the rate of global digital processing capacity, or has that famous doubling-each-18-months figure changed significantly by 2021?

BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
Louis Epstein
2021-11-22 01:18:56 UTC
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It is, is Moore's Law still working nowadays as a rough estimate of the rate
of global digital processing capacity, or has that famous
doubling-each-18-months figure changed significantly by 2021?
BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
I haven't been counting transistors (they're very small) but I know
that Intel has changed its "tick-tock cadence" (where they would make
the transistors smaller,"tick",one year,and introduce a new architecture
to make use of the smaller size,"tock",the next year,and repeat) to a
vaguer "process,architecture,optimization" model where they keep tweaking
the architecture while trying to get the next smaller-transistor manufacturing
process to work.
A "12th generation" desktop processor introduced this year
is only one die-shrink smaller than a "5th generation" introduced
in 2014.

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