“[Gordon] Moore is my boss, and if your boss makes a law, then you’d better follow it,” says Mark Bohr, who leads Intel’s efforts to make advances in microchip design practical to manufacture. Moore’s Law, of course, was first proposed by Bohr’s boss in 1965, when Moore pointed out that the number of transistors on a chip doubles every year. The current form of Moore’s law has been set since 1975, when Moore altered the pace to a doubling every two years. Remarkably, the computer industry has maintained that pace ever since, training us to expect computers to become ever faster in the process.
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Crossing that bridge to make a connection.
Before it officially became the third-generation Core processor, Intel’s newest chip was known only by its internal codename, Ivy Bridge. That name inspired Rob Milstrey, an Intel engineer who worked on the chip design, to visit a historic ivy-covered bridge in southern England.
The 13th century stone bridge arches over the river Erme in Devon. According to local legend, it’s the first manmade landmark in the area and inspired the town name: Ivybridge.
Groundbreaking as the “Ivy Bridge” chips may be, their codename isn’t, according to the man who came up with the initial moniker for Intel’s next Core processor family. Ivy Bridge is the internal codename for Intel’s third-generation Core processors, the first of which will be unveiled in April.