Moore’s Law has been declared officially dead, according to NVIDIA President and CEO Jensen Huang, although AMD, a competing business, disputes the claim. Moore’s Law will likely continue to hold for another six to eight years, according to AMD, which believes it still has some life left in it. The Chief Technical Officer of AMD, Mark Papermaster, disagreed with Huang’s comments from September but noted that transistor density could not be raised every 1.5 to 2 years with retaining the precise cost.
I can see exciting new transistor technology for the next – as far as you can really plot these things out – about six to eight years, and it’s very, very clear to me the advances that we’re going to make to keep improving the transistor technology, but they’re more expensive.”
-AMD CTO Mark Papermaster
There are certain limitations to AMD’s Moore’s Law longevity assumptions. Although the business believes chiplets will be a key component of semiconductor technology in the future, it does not exactly follow Moore’s Law.
Chiplets is really a way to just rethink about how the semiconductor industry is going forward.
This will keep innovation going and we’ll keep, I’ll say, a Moore’s Law equivalent, meaning that you continue to really double that capability every 18 to 24 months, [this] is the innovation around how the solution is put together.”
With integration already evident in several areas, AMD is also basing many of its most recent designs on Field Programmable Gate Array, or FPGA, technology. The business, which refers to its extensive customization as “adaptive computing,” believes in it. Numerous industries, including aerospace, consumer electronics, wired and wireless communications, medical, high-performance computing, and data storage, employ FPGA.
Chiplets for semiconductors are a concept that Intel supports and uses in its designs. With its use of tiny silicon interposers and integrated multi-die interconnect bridges or EMIBs, or high-density interconnects, Intel’s approach is a little different. When necessary, it is shown to employ the greatest link density. Additionally, Intel has emphasized how improvements in transistor technology will enable Moore’s Law to continue for the foreseeable future.