Taiwanese team confirms Moore's Law with breakthrough in chip design

Results of research published in Nature Communications

A Taiwanese team looks like it has broken 'Moore's Law.'

A Taiwanese team looks like it has broken 'Moore's Law.' (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese team which achieved a breakthrough in computer chip research has seen its results published in the magazine Nature Communications, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced Wednesday.

The Taiwanese research for the first time broke Moore’s Law, a key principle of electronics development, the Central News Agency reported.

In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore said the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits would double every year after the invention of the circuits, and this trend would continue in the future.

A team of scientists from National Cheng Kung University and the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center have developed even lighter and more efficient transistor component for computer chips, according to reports Wednesday.

While a chip giant like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has also been looking for a way to develop even more refined products, it appears that the team of scientists have beaten them to it, CNA reported.

The new discovery will allow computers to work even faster and more accurately while saving energy. This will help meet energy needs during development of artificial intelligence and robots, according to a statement by the Ministry of Science and Technology.