We have a guest contribution today from Israel Beinglass, MonolithIC 3D Inc.'s CTO. Israel talks about how 3D technology can accelerate Moore's Law by providing more than 2x transistor density every two years.
Gordon Moore in his April 19 1965 article titled “Cramming more components onto integrated Circuits” discussed the following which later became Moore’s Law, Electronic, 38, 8, April 19 1965
1.…… "scientific advances affecting semiconductors could be crucial to economic growth, because an extensive range of applications would be found for more powerful devices in industry, government and national defense"
2.…… "it would depend on a tradeoff between the pace of scientific advance and the costs of producing more powerful devices"
3.…….“Integrated circuits will lead to such wonders as home computers – or at least terminals connected to a central computer – automatic controls for automobiles, and personal portable communications equipment. The electronic wristwatch needs only a display to be feasible today.”
4. … “the biggest potential lies in the production of large systems. In telephone communications, integrated circuits in digital filters will separate channels on multiplex equipment. Integrated circuits will also switch telephone circuits, and perform data processing” See Figure1.
Later on, this discussion became the famous “Moore’s Law”. We can’t ignore the complementary Dennard contribution – the scaling idea (Figure 2). Without its implementation over the years, the semiconductor world would not be the way it has been. IEEE J. of Solid State Physics Oct 1974, 256-267.