Semiconductor Companies Perspective on Moore’s Law

Semiconductor Companies Perspective on Moore's Law

Proof Point

Semiconductor executives divided on whether Moore's Law will continue (48%), no longer applicable for some node sizes (43%), or has already ended (9%)

Semiconductor Companies Perspective on Moore's Law

2016 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on KPMG’s 2016 Global Semiconductor Survey covering 153 senior executives from leading global semiconductor companies in U.S., China, Asia Pacific, Europe, and others

Proof Point Findings

  • Semiconductor Companies – Organizations manufacturing and selling integrated circuits or other electronic devices made from substances acting as conductors or insulators depending on chemical composition or external conditions
  • Moore’s Law Continues – 23% of semiconductor executives surveyed by KPMG believe Moore’s Law will continue for foreseeable future, with another 25% thinking intervals will be extended three years and beyond
  • Moore’s Law No Longer Applicable – 9% believe Moore's Law has already ended, while some executives think it has reached limit, no longer applicable for processors with nodes less than 10 (19%), 22 (12%), and 7 (12%) nanometers
  • Key Drivers – Include creation of new materials, reinforcement of existing ones, proliferation of new manufacturing technologies, and increased funding in electronics research and development



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Date Last Updated

August 17, 2017

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