This image shows the vertical fins of Intel’s revolutionary tri-gate transistors. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is awarding Intel its 2016 IEEE Corporate Innovation Award for “pioneering the use of high-k metal gate and tri-gate transistor technologies in high-volume manufacturing.” Intel was the first to design, develop and manufacture products at high-volume using high-k and tri-gate (or FinFET) technologies. These innovations made it possible to continue scaling transistors ever smaller with lower cost-per-transistor, improved performance and lower power consumption – keeping Moore’s Law going
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law , an unspoken agreement between the electronics industry and the world economy that inspires engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs to think about what is possible.
April 19 marks the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law : a simple observation that even Gordon Moore didn’t realize for five decades would remain the competitive force that brings the benefits of technology to more people at ever lower costs. Millennials have become the stewards of Moore’s Law: continuously finding ways to shrink technology, make it more power efficient and rethink where – and in what situations – computing is possible and desirable. Perhaps the greatest impact is yet to come.