The Relentless March of the Microchip: The Kilburn Lecture
Prof. Steve Furber
Presentation from Manchester University, Manchester, UK
20 June 2008 IT channel
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About the presentation
The first sixty years of computing have seen spectacular progress in the technology, driven for the last forty years by Moore's Law which, though initially an observation, has become a self-fulfilling prophecy and a board-room planning tool. Ever shrinking transistor dimensions have yielded increasingly complex and cost-effective microchips, a win-win scenario that has driven the explosion in the use of digital electronics and enabled computers to be embedded into a vast range of high-volume products.
About the speaker
The 2008 speaker is Professor Steve Furber CBE of The University of Manchester School of Computer Science and holder of the IET Faraday Medal.
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