Thursday, 5 May 2011

Intel And Seagate: Silicon Transistor And Magnetic Storage Density Maintain An Impressively Steady Improvement Rate - Brian's Brain | Blog on EDN

Intel And Seagate: Silicon Transistor And Magnetic Storage Density Maintain An Impressively Steady Improvement Rate - Brian's Brain Blog on EDN


Two fundamental technology breakthroughs in two days; these are the times that tech editors dream of! I’ve in the past drawn a correlation between Moore’s Law (named for Intel’s Gordon), a forecast of the pace of single-chip transistor integration increase over time first made in 1965, and the rate of capacity growth over time (said another way, cost-per-capacity) for both magnetic and semiconductor storage. Solid-state drives, of course, are direct beneficiaries of Moore’s prescience, but areal density increases in magnetic storage are at least as impressive if not more so.





















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