NYUAD Institute will host a talk entitled "The Technology Needed for Your Next Smartphone", by the Director of Technology at Arm Research, Rob Aitken.
Gordon Moore observed decades ago that the number of circuits that can be placed on a computer chip doubles every two years. His observation, dubbed Moore's Law, has served the electronics industry well, allowing a steady stream of products with better features, performance and cost, but over the last few years delays in release of new manufacturing technologies, skyrocketing chip development costs, along with rapidly approaching physical limits, show that progress is definitely slowing, and may be stopping.
While this may seem worrisome to technologists and designers who have spent their entire careers riding the productivity wave that Moore's Law created, it simultaneously opens up exciting opportunities for innovation in chip design, architecture and manufacturing. These opportunities can in turn lead to even more exciting new products. This talk will look into the current state of chip technology, how we got here, and most importantly where we might go next.
** Event is free and open to the public