Gordon Moore Pooh-Poohs Nanotech
On the heels of our Nantero profile (below), we noticed News.com has a good round-up of stories about the intersection of chip design and nanotechnology.
Of particular interest are the reservations expressed by Dr. Gordon Moore, the Intel co-founder and semiconductor luminary. He recently told a group of reporters that he is skeptical about viable replacements for silicon and that even if carbon nanotubes can be produced, you’d then have to figure out how to manufacture them on an enormous scale. Moore indicated that his opinion is informed by the fact that Intel has “a cumulative couple of hundred billion dollars invested in R&D.” That’s one expensive opinion…
Read: How nanotech fits in chips – [News.com]