Heat, speed and error limits of Moore's law at the nano scales Academic Article uri icon


  • The evolution of microprocessor miniaturization and performance, often described by Moore's law [1, 2], is close to the saturation limit. This paper discusses the limitation of the evolution of performance and minimization process for high performance microprocessors related to noise and power dissipation. In particular, the predictions provided in a previous paper [3] are refined in order to take into account the increasing effect of leakage currents on power dissipation.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Li, Y., & Kish, L. B.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Li, Yingfeng||Kish, Laszlo B

publication date

  • June 2006