General Introduction

  • Enrique Abad
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


In the second half of the 20th century, the field of electronics has suffered an outstanding progress. Since the invention of the transistor, in 1947, the speed and power of electronic devices has increased exponentially, while its size has decreased in the same proportion. The initially slightly idealistic Moore’s law, which states that the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit is doubled approximately every two years, remains true 45 years later (see Fig. 1.1).


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  1. 1.Autonomous University of MadridMadridSpain

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