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Computer Structure and Logic

Transistor Count
1917 To Present

Gabriel Trotter
June 19, 2015

In 2010 Intel was able to place two billion transistors on one chip. Intel called it Quad-Core Itanium

Tukwila also known as 2G core. The number of transistors have significantly grown over the last

Forty-three years. In 1971 there were only two thousand transistors and now in 2015 there are

Seven billion transistors. So as you can see that’s an enormous jump in transistors. To me that’s

a reasonable number of transistors and I think a lot of people would agree with that. If you take a

look closely at the table above in the earlier years like 1971 to 1995 it looks like the growth of

transistor were steady moving at a faster rate than in the later years like 1996-2015. Looks can be

deceiving because if you look up “The Moore’s Law” it says that the number of transistors

doubles every two years and to me that is surprisingly fast and amazing. I have a feeling that

“The Moore’s Law” will continue to be used for the rest of time and if it does after doing some

math my prediction would be that somewhere between 2022 to 2023 there would be one-hundred

billion transistors on one chip. I even took a step further in to the future and with a little more

math I predict that somewhere between 2030 to 2031 we could reach a total of one trillion

transistor on one chip. If that goal is reach can you just imagine what computers could do or what

u can accomplish. I think I have a few ideas but I guess we will have to wait and see what the

future has holds.


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