Moore’s Law in action: making our machines ever more micro

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Over the past few decades, engineers have leveraged Moore’s Law to the fullest, resulting in powerful ultrathin laptops and feature-rich miniature wearables. Back in 1981, a 23-pound Osborne 1 computer was considered portable, with 64KB of onboard memory. Today, smartphones weigh just a few ounces and easily pack 128GB of storage.There’s also a vastly more complex architecture of circuits and sensors inside these devices, all at a scale nearly invisible to the eye.

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It’s taken us decades to develop and shrink down these microelectronics to where they are today, which is no small feat. Join us as we ride the ever-shrinking gadget wave from its early days to some of the nanoscopic creations at work today.

(engadget.com)

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