October 05, 2017
In an effort to address Moore's Law before engineers run out of time, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) officials recently launched the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI). The initiative consists of six programs in which engineers from government, industry, and academia, will spend the next four years scrutinizing the three pillars of the program - materials and integration, circuit design, and systems architecture - to ensure that technological progress continues at the same rapid pace. Moore's Law - the prediction that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years - has held true in the microelectronics world over the past five decades. Now, however, engineers realize that the fast clip of technological innovation will eventually outpace Moore's Law.