Continuing Moore’s Law is becoming an expensive proposition, Holt acknolwedged.[sic] In 2011, Intel determined it would have to spend $104 billion over a 10-year period on manufacturing and development of technology and products, and in 2015, that estimate went up to $270 billion. The cost of development has gone up with an increase in expenses related to tools, wafers and manpower.
There’s an upper limit on how much processing power can fit into a given volume,1 but I think we’ve still got a while before we run into that limit.
- Simple physics. Well, okay, rather complex physics, if you get down to it, but it’s still just physics. ↩