This book provides a methodological understanding of the theoretical and technical limitations to the longevity of Moore’s law. The book presents research on factors that have significant impact on the future of Moore’s law and those factors believed to sustain the trend of the last five decades. Research findings show that boundaries of Moore’s law primarily include physical restrictions of scaling electronic components to levels beyond that of ordinary manufacturing principles and approaching the bounds of physics. The research presented in this book provides essential background and knowledge.
Johannes Wynand Lambrechts, MIEEE, obtained his B.Eng., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa. He achieved his M.Eng. with distinction. He has authored 2 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at various local and international conferences. Wynand is the lead author on two books in the fields on sustainable energy and in microelectronic engineering, published by an international publisher. He has co-authored two contributing chapters in another book in the field of green energy and technology. He currently holds a position as an electronic engineer at Denel Dynamics, a state-owned company in South Africa, and is also serving as a part-time research associate at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa.
Saurabh Sinha, SMIEEE, FSAIEE, FSAAE, obtained his B.Eng., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa. He achieved both his B.Eng. and M.Eng. with distinction. As a published researcher, he has authored or co-authored over 85 publications in peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences. In addition, he is the managing editor of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) Africa Research Journal. Prof. Sinha served the UP for over a decade, his last service being as Director of the Carl and Emily Fuchs Institute for Microelectronics, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. On 1 October 2013, Prof. Sinha was appointed as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Prof. Saurabh Sinha is the 2014-2015 Vice-President, IEEE Educational Activities and serves on the IEEE Board of Directors.
Jassem Abdallah received his BSc in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin with honors (undergraduate research thesis), and both his MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He completed postdoctoral research assignments at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the IBM Corporation, and the University of Johannesburg. His research background spans both Materials Science Engineering and Process Development Engineering, with a focus on semiconductor technology and organic electronic applications. He has several years of research experience working in both academic-scale, 100 mm class 100 cleanroom facilities as well as state-of-the-art 300 mm class 10 semiconductor R&D facilities. In addition to co-authoring several journals articles and conference papers, Jassem Abdallah holds several patents and serves as a peer reviewer for two scientific journals: The Journal of the Electrochemical Society and Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters.
Jaco Prinsloo received his B.Eng in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pretoria in 2015. He is currently employed as an embedded engineer and software developer, where his work focuses on the development of cryptographic technology.