It is taken as a fact of modern existence that, as time goes by, Moore’s Law will continue to be upheld. That is to say that, as technology halves in size, it will double in power. As such, from the days of multiple-room filling super-computers, we now have untold computing power nestled in our pockets.
At least for the coming few years, this seems to continue to hold true. At CES in January, Intel debuted the first devices containing its new chips, including the Dell XPS 13. These processors were manufactured under the new 14nm process, allowing Intel to make them more powerful and power-efficient while also making them smaller. The results of this new process will continue to be felt in the coming months as the company debuts more such chips and as other manufacturers produce chips in the same way.
However, Intel has confirmed plans to see the process continue to become more intricate, announcing 10nm for 2016 and 7nm for 2018. As such, these increases in power are to continue for some time yet, and their consequences will continue to be felt across the mobile space.
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