• Sascha RoloffEmail author
  • Frank Hannig
  • Jürgen Teich
Part of the Computer Architecture and Design Methodologies book series (CADM)


One of the most important drivers of technological advancements in microprocessors over the past half century was the continuous decrease in transistor size according to Moore’s law Moore(Electronics 38:114–117, 1965 [1]). It states that the number of transistors per chip will double approximately every two years, which corresponds to an exponential growth.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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