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Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music

Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – May 2015

Welcome to May, 2015 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

Shashi Kapoor was physically conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke award on 10th May.

Shashi Kapoor and His Leading Ldies - Dadasaheb Phalke AwardTen of my favourite Shashi Kapoor songs and a huge additions from the readers celebrate giving away of Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The list becomes more interesting because the songs are solos.

Remembering Sunil Dutt ….. with a song list! From which we pick up the songs that we do not get to listen often:

……Whilst on the subject, we may add a few from our side:

We move on to regular posts:

Ten of my favourite percussion instrument songs continues with an on-and-off series of song lists featuring—in the picturisation—various types of musical instruments. This began with my post on women pianists, followed much later by a post on male pianists, and then a post on songs that featured string instruments. It’s time, … to try and compile a list of good songs that feature another important category of musical instruments: percussion instruments.

Raju Bharatan’s ‘Naushadnama’ continues with the tributes to Naushad.

A Few Favorite Cabaret Dances From Lollywood adds the variety to the blog’s, and our blog carnival’s, content.

raat bhi hai kuchh bheegi bheegi .. LATA MANGESHKAR .. A New Look – that can hardly ever do justice to the earthy visuals of the original song

Waheeda Rahema - Raat Bhi Hai Kuchch Bhigi Bhigi“Pehle To Ho Gai Namaste Namaste” – Mohana recaptures the life story of one more dancer-actress- Mohana, who belongs to Goa’s Konkani speaking tribe of artists. She entered Hindi films towards the end of 1940 decade. In a short career of around 10 years, she acted and danced in almost a dozen films. She is said to have been first seen on screen with actor Vishwa Mehra in Aag (1948) in a song ‘raat ko ji chamake taare’ (Mukesh, Shamshad Begum – Ram Ganguly).

Best songs of 1950: And the winners are? – SoY continues with year-wise review of best songs. The previous ones were: 1955, 1953 and 1951. We will also match this by way of posting a separate post, in due course, for the different aspects of the highly debated discussions of the key issues of the post.

Istanbul Girls Orchestra / Ugur Hagan / Unknown buskers, Toronto / Chinese Karoke Version / Avare (Ahmet Koc) – Awara Hoon from Turkey to Toronto: five versions of the classic Raj Kapoor song by Nate Rabe . These can be accessed on YT channel.

We had missed visiting Gaddeswarup’s blog last month. ….that has reaped in a very large harvest this for the present edition of the blog carnival:

Songs from Mr and Mrs 55, some with subtitlesin Upperstall – As in any Guru Dutt film, music was always one of the high points of the film.. And Mr and Mrs 55 with its scintillating score by OP Nayyar was no exception. Here we go through the songs of the film, each one a masterpiece! Add to it Guru Dutt’s incredible song picturization skills and you have some of the most memorable musical moments of Hindi cinema!

Mr and Mrs 55: The Stills…from the film, courtesy Guru Dutt’s son, the late Arun Dutt…

How A Buffalo Changed Waheeda Rehman’s Destiny!’ narrates quite an interesting story.. The end of the post makes it it even more interesting and memorable: “Missamma (Missiamma in Tamil) was remade later in Hindi as Miss Mary (1957) with Meena Kumari and Gemini Ganesan, proving to be extremely successful at the box-office. Oh, and what about the song that Guru Dutt and Abrar Alvi saw from Rojulu Marayi? Here it is! Leave alone being Waheeda Rehman’s stepping stone to stardom, it also proved to be the inspiration for SD Burman’s hit composition Dekhne Mein Bhola Hai Dil Ka Salona from the film Bambai Ka Babu (1960)! [That should link us to the same songs linkage that we had covered in the post Happy Birthday, Waheeda ji, in February 2015 edition of our blog carnival.]

A Shamshad Begum song from Namoona 1949.Dancer? – is on the look out for the dance in the song Tam Tam Se Jhanko Na Raniji — Namoona-1949 – Shamshad Begum –C Ramchandra . The film had Kishore Shahu, Kamini Kaushal, and Dev Ananad in the lead roles.

Class struggle in Bollywood films – Here is quick background of the film
The full film is available on YouTube @  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi4vJQC-QJU. Minai has written about Zohra Segal’s Shankar-Style Choreography in Neecha Nagar (Hindi, 1946). The two dances posted by Minai are around 3 and 14:40 minutes and look clearer to me in the film. From a review by Dustedoff, it seems Satyajit Ray saw the film and wanted to be an assistant director to Chetan Anand… Surprisingly it is omitted from ‘a listing of ten top Hindi films on class struggle, workers’ rights and unions’ in the article ‘Lal Salaam On Screen’ ” .

Similar songs different music directorsManasyna – Jayasimha – NTR – Savitri – Showkar Janaki. The Hindi remake of the film has Man Soona Tere Bin Hoye Re– JAI SINGH(1959) – Lata- Usha Mangeshkar – Ramesh Naidu

Aziz Mian Sings Qawwali- Mira Bhajan – Aziz Mian sings Ae Ri Main To Premdiwani Mera Dard Na Jaane Koi in devotional Qawwali style.

Namrata Joshi in her article The Plough & The Gun notes that ‘not many films have focused on the 1965 war. Upkar has more than made up for that lapse. ‘ ….What we have, besides Upkar, is an odd mention. Like in J. Om Prakash’s Aakraman (1975). The film was a romance set during the 1971 war, a father—Ashok Kumar—recollecting the death of his son in the 1965 war. Prem Pujari (1970) starts “near Khem Karan sector”, then goes all over the world and finally settles there again in the end. A “The finale of Prem Pujari has some tank battles (the hallmark of the 1965 war) as they happened in and around the Khem Karan sector but clever editing couldn’t still mask the fact that in fact Indian tanks had been disguised as Pakistani ones. Yes I can differentiate a Centurion from a Sherman from a Patton,” With India having fought a war recently and another looming large ahead, the message of “peace” certainly didn’t go down well with the audience even though Prem Pujari had some brilliant music by S.D. Burman and lyrics by Neeraj. …Beyond the films, there has been a serial of the late 1980s, Param Veer Chakra, produced and directed by Chetan Anand, that had two episodes on the PVC winners of the 1965 war. The 1965 war had only two PVC winners–both posthumous. – Lt Col A.B. Tarapore died while leading his Poona Horse Regiment in tank battles while Company Havaldar Major Abdul Hamid knocked out tanks with his RCL gun before being blown up by Pakistani tanks. Hamid was portrayed by Naseeruddin Shah and Aslam Khan played Lt Col Tarapore in the serial.

Before we take up songs referred to by our fiends this month, we take up:

Multiple Versions Songs (21): Male solo and Duet or Chorus (Part II)Multiple Versions Songs (20): Male Solo and Duet or Chorus’ received an overwhelming feedback from the SoY fraternity. This (guest) article is a sequel to that post, arising out of the comments and responses of the readers to his last article.

Now we move over songs remembered by our friends in this month –

Samir Dholakia

Duniya Mein Nahin Koi Yaar – Amber (1952) – Ghulam Mohammad Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi

Tharaiye Hosh Me Aaalu To Chale Jaiyega – Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hain “Mohammad Rafi & Ssuamn Kalyanpura – :Khayyam-” [and…. Along wit the song he also remembers the days of 1970s, when had just graduated to purchasing the record-player, and were at records buying spree.]

Main hansoo ke ispe roun hai ajeeb ye nazaara , wherein Sadanand Kamath presents one of Chitragupta’s rare sad songs in Kishore Kumar’s voice from an incomplete film MAA (1960s)

• Sadanana Kamath presents Chupke chupke raat din aansoo bahaana yaad hai on the occasion of the 64th death anniversary of Maulana Hasrat Mohani,. The version selected here is not the one rendered by Ghulam Ali but the one composed and sung by Jagjit Singh which is not as popular as that of Ghulam Ali version. The pathos in the ghazal has been well captured in a song sequence picturised on Farooque Shaikh (in the role of Hasarat Mohani) and Dipti Naval (in the role of his beloved and later his wife) as a background song in the TV serial ‘Kahakashan’ (1992). Here is an alternate audio .

Bhagvan Thavrani

Tumhi Ne Dil Mera – Air Mail (1960) – Mohammad Rafi , Suman Kalyanpur – Sardul Kwatra / Anand Bakshi – it’s almost a replica of O P NAYYAR….The film name itself sounds so anonymous!

Dard Ki Aye Raat Guzar Jaa – Baghi – Lata Mangeshkar – Madan Mohan. – A rare Lata – Madan Mohan immortal gem…only mandolin in the interludes…and marvellous words…

In the end we take up (our customary) very special songs / articles on Mohammad Rafi –

Rafi’s Peppy Songs: dil meN chhupaa ke pyaar kaa toofaan le chale… – Aan – Naushad

Rafi’s Peppy Songs: Voh aaye baiThe khaaye peeye khiske… – Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati (1969) –  Kalyanji Anandji

Dil Deke Dekho (1959) may have many things to remember for different people . We pick up three of Mohammad Rafi songs, said to have been inspired from western songs. Well, be that as it may, the songs have an air – tanks to music director – Usha Kahanna- and the singer – Mohammad Rafi n- Pyar ki Kasam hai, – from : Ivory Joe Hunter’s 1956 hit ‘Since I met you baby‘!; Dil Deke Dekho – from ‘Sugar in the morning‘ by The McGuire Sisters and such a lilting O Meri Neeta from Paul Anka’s “Diana” .

We continue our pursuit of the golden period of Hindi Film Music …….

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Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs

Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs – May 2015

Welcome to May 2015 edition of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.

In our last episode of April 2015, while casting our net to search for articles for “Improving measures of measurement of process”, we came up with a mixed bag of results. That required us to take a more detailed look at different aspects measurement of measurement processes. For the present month, we would look at the first building block -‘performance measures and metrics – of the process of measurement.

Performance Metrics and Measures There is overlap between measures and metrics. Both can be qualitative or quantitative, but what distinguishes them is important. Measures are concrete, usually measure one thing, and are quantitative in nature (e.g. I have five apples). Metrics describe a quality and require a measurement baseline (I have five more apples than I did yesterday)… measures are useful for demonstrating workloads and activity, and metrics are useful for evaluating compliance, processes effectiveness, and measuring success against established objectives…. measures are useful for demonstrating workloads and activity, and metrics are useful for evaluating compliance, processes effectiveness, and measuring success against established objectives.

Measuring Process Performance presents Process Capability and Maturity Model, using metrics to improve performance.

Performance metric measures an organization’s activities and performance. A criticism of performance metrics is that when the value of information is computed using mathematical methods, it shows that even performance metrics professionals choose measures that have little value. This is referred to as the “measurement inversion“. For example, metrics seem to emphasize what organizations find immediately measurable — even if those are low value — and tend to ignore high value measurements simply because they seem harder to measure (whether they are or not).

Measurement InversionKey Performance Indicator (KPI) and Performance Measure Development – Performance Measures are developed for each of the Strategic Objectives. Leading and lagging measures are identified, expected targets and thresholds are established, and baseline and benchmarking data is developed.

Developing Performance Metrics – Performance metrics should be constructed to encourage performance improvement, effectiveness, efficiency, and appropriate levels of internal controls. They should incorporate “best practices” related to the performance being measured and cost/risk/benefit analysis, where appropriate.

Selecting Performance Measures/Metrics

Generally speaking, one of the biggest problems associated with continuous improvement and problem solving is the selection of the most appropriate performance measures or performance metrics….The dependent variables numerically describe the level of success or failure of an organization for a specific period of time, for example, one quarter of a fiscal year. …But how organizations achieve these levels of success or failure is of greater importance… The independent variables are direct measures of the processes that constitute the enterprise systems creating products and services that generate organizational income…Independent variables such as customer satisfaction indices, defect rates, and supplier capability indices provide this information. When these factors reflect well on an organization, their dependent variables are much more likely to reflect overall enterprise success… The most difficult question for most people is what performance measures or performance metrics to use for their system, their process, or their particular step or operation within a process.

Using Metrics to Improve Team Performance – Nathan Heins – Metrics enable clear communication of process goals and current status to all stakeholders… as a new process is implemented metrics confirm that change is working.. metrics provide leadership with insights into where attention and resources are required.

Measuring Success: Making the Most of Performance Metrics – Good metrics involve buy-in at all levels of the organization—not just from management but also from those whose activities are being measured. “Performance metrics are a way to keep your strategic planning activities honest,” says Justin LaChance, Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis.

Lies, damn lies and metrics: Why metrics should be used sparingly to improve performanceMitchell Osak

CEOs looking to improve corporate performance without damaging employee engagement should heed the following lessons. They include: Metrics mask problems; Metrics create conflict; Managers become overly focused on metrics and not performance; Metrics lack credibility; Metrics can lead to unintended consequences; Know thyself; Less is more; Manage people not numbers

How to Use Metrics to Improve Performance describes a five-fold approach. Creating marketing metrics can help you deploy “big company” tactics in your small company…More importantly; it can help you make better decisions.

We will continue with present subject in some more definitive aspects in the next few episodes.

In the meanwhile, in the second part, we have Paulo Sampaio’s Blog, The Research Group on Quality and Organizational Excellence, from among the Influential Voices Blogroll Alumni. The Research Group on Quality and Organizational Excellence is a research group that develops work in the field of quality engineering and management and business excellence, inviting us to contribute to a ‘better world with Quality’.

We turn to our regular sections now:

Bill Troy, ASQ CEO has presented the three part blog series ‘A Leader’s Roadmap to a Culture of Quality: Building on Forbes Insights-ASQ Leadership Research’. Roy Lawton – author of the book Creating a Customer-Centered Culture: Leadership in Quality, Innovation and Speedproposes to provide the missing and necessary specifics for successful action. In the Part One last month, he spelt out how to successfully address point #1 – All employees must apply the four key elements of any strategy for building a quality culture.  (Page 8: Boeing’s Ken Shead). In Part Two , he spells out how to successfully address point #2 – CLOSELY UNDERSTAND CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS, on the road to cultural transformation and proposes to provide the missing and necessary specifics for successful action. (page 16: Intel’s Stan Miller and Rudy Hacker). Presently, in Part 3, Roy Lawton goes on to spell how to address #3, viz., Develop a formal quality policy, common language and leader behaviors as deployment mechanisms. (Pages 18-19, HP’s Rodney Donaville.)

Julia McIntosh, ASQ communications in her guest article, The Pros and Cons of Conferences, sets the stage to reflect on the value of conferences, networking, and professional meetings of all types. In her follow through April Roundup: The Case For Conferences, many of the ASQ Influential Voices bloggers shared their criteria for attending conferences, some wrote about memorable experiences at conferences they have attending, while others reflected on the concept of the conference itself.

We then move over to ASQ TV Episodes: You Deliver a Service– Whether you work in manufacturing, government, education, healthcare, or (of course) the service sector, you are called upon to deliver a service. This episode of ASQ TV explores ways to deliver excellence service. We also take a walk into surprising service quality, on the Lighter Side. Here an instance is investigated when exceptional service is offered, but the customer has no idea what is going on, which is known as The Carbonaro Effect. Here are 1 to 25 episodes of the show’s First Season.

Our ASQ’s Influential Voice for the month is – Guy Wallace

clip_image001Guy Wallace is known for his consulting work, writings and presentations on performance analysis and curriculum architecture in large organizations. He blogs about performance improvement, curriculum design, and development at Eppic Inc. (Enterprise Process Performance Improvement Consultancy, Inc.). We will take up just one post to gauge the content on the blog:

Learning to Live With Process Performance Gaps – “Sometimes it’s best to live with a Problem or to miss an Opportunity. Sometimes there are bigger fish to fry – elsewhere. Or – there aren’t enough resources to tackle that Issue – Problem/Opportunity – right now. Or ever.. But…Ya gotta do the math. Ya gotta map the process. Ya gotta frame the problem and/or opportunity…And ya gotta do those 3 things in the reverse order.”

I look forward to your active participation in enriching the blog carnival as we pursue our Improvement journey ………….

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Moore’s Law – 50 years.. and Beyond

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clip_image003Around 19th April, 1965, Gordon E. Moore made a prediction, in his article- Cramming more components onto integrated circuits – that set the pace for modern digital revolution. Moore studied the emerging trend and conclusively extrapolated the ideas into a single organizing principle that foresaw the computing power to increase, and its cost to go down, exponentially in the years to come.

When the law has turned 50, as can be expected, there would be a range of reviews.

We have collected some of these reviews here in this post. –

Moore’s Law Turns 50Thomas L. Friedman

‘Intel’s C.E.O., Brian Krzanich summarized where Moore’s Law has taken us. If you took Intel’s first generation microchip, the 1971 4004, and the latest chip Intel has on the market today, the fifth-generation Core i5 processor, he said, you can see the power of Moore’s Law at work: Intel’s latest chip offers 3,500 times more performance, is 90,000 times more energy efficient and about 60,000 times lower cost.

‘To put that another way, Krzanich said Intel engineers did a rough calculation of what would happen had a 1971 Volkswagen Beetle improved at the same rate as microchips did under Moore’s Law: “Here are the numbers: [Today] you would be able to go with that car 300,000 miles per hour. You would get two million miles per gallon of gas, and all that for the mere cost of 4 cents! Now, you’d still be stuck on the [Highway] 101 getting here tonight, but, boy, in every opening you’d be going 300,000 miles an hour!”

‘Moore pretty much anticipated the personal computer, the cellphone, self-driving cars, the iPad, Big Data and the Apple Watch. How did he do that? (The only thing he missed, Friedman jokingly told him, was “microwave popcorn.”). But “I guess one thing I’ve learned is once you’ve made a successful prediction, avoid making another one,” Moore said. “I’ve avoided opportunities to predict the next 10 or 50 years.”

‘Given that, is there something that he wishes he had predicted — like Moore’s Law — but did not?…“The importance of the Internet surprised me,” said Moore. “It looked like it was going to be just another minor communications network that solved certain problems. I didn’t realize it was going to open up a whole universe of new opportunities, and it certainly has. I wish I had predicted that.”

‘Moore is still humble. Moore said that for the first two decades, he couldn’t utter the term “Moore’s Law” because it was so embarrassing. After that, he was eventually able to say it with a straight face, he said.

‘Asked if Moore’s Law or Murphy’s Law were more popular on Google, Moore said, “Oh, Moore’s Law beats it by a mile.”’

Fueling Innovation We Love and Depend On

Economic Impact

‘As more transistors fit into smaller spaces, processing power increased and energy efficiency improved, all at a lower cost for the end user. This development not only enhanced existing industries and increased productivity, but it has spawned whole new industries empowered by cheap and powerful computing.

Technological Impact

From the Internet itself, to social media and modern data analytics, all these innovations stem directly from Moore and his findings.

Societal Impact

The inexpensive, ubiquitous computing rapidly expanding all around us is fundamentally changing the way we work, play and communicate…..In fact, it’s quite difficult to envision what our modern world might be like without Moore’s Law.


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SPECIAL REPORT: 50 Years of Moore’s Law : the end won’t be sudden and apocalyptic but rather gradual and complicated. Moore’s Law truly is the gift that keeps on giving—and surprising, as well.

The Multiple Lives of Moore’s Law By Chris Mack

In 1959 and 1960s, Jean Hoerni of Fairchild invented the planar transistor—a form of transistor that was constructed in the plane of the silicon wafer instead of on a raised plateau, or mesa, of silicon. … With this configuration, engineers could build wires above the transistors to connect them and so make an “integrated circuit” in one fell swoop on the same chip. ..Robert Noyce showed that planar transistors could be used to make an integrated circuit as a solid block, by coating the transistors with an insulating layer of oxide and then adding aluminum to connect the devices. Fairchild used this new architecture to build the first silicon integrated circuit, which was announced in 1961 and contained a whopping four transistors. By 1965, the company was getting ready to release a chip with roughly 64 components…. Armed with this knowledge, Moore opened his 1965 paper with a bold statement: “The future of integrated electronics is the future of electronics itself.” ….. Moore’s prediction was about the number of electronic components—not just transistors but also devices such as resistors, capacitors, and diodes. Many early integrated circuits actually had more resistors than transistors. Later, metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) circuitry, which relied less on nontransistor components, emerged, and the digital age began. Transistors dominated, and their number became the more useful measure of integrated circuit complexity.

Ten years later, Moore revisited his prediction and revised it. …. For a while at least, shrinking transistors offered something that rarely happens in the world of engineering: no trade-offs. Thanks to a scaling rule named for IBM engineer Robert Dennard, every successive transistor generation was better than the last. A shrinking transistor not only allowed more components to be crammed onto an integrated circuit but also made those transistors faster and less power hungry…..This single factor has been responsible for much of the staying power of Moore’s Law, and it’s lasted through two very different incarnations. In the early days, Moore’s Law 1.0, progress came by “scaling up”—adding more components to a chip. The microprocessor, which emerged in the early 1970s, exemplifies this phase…. But over the last few decades, progress in the semiconductor industry became dominated by Moore’s Law 2.0. This era is all about “scaling down,” driving down the size and cost of transistors even if the number of transistors per chip does not go up… In the 1980s and early 1990s, the technology generations, or “nodes,” that define progress in the industry were named after dynamic RAM generations: In 1989, for example, we had the 4-megabyte DRAM node; in 1992, the 16-MB node. Each generation meant greater capability within a single chip as more and more transistors were added without raising the cost….. Moore’s Law 1.0 is still alive today in the highest-end graphics processing units, field-programmable gate arrays, and perhaps a handful of the microprocessors aimed at supercomputers. But for everything else, Moore’s Law 2.0 dominates. And now it’s in the process of changing again.

This change is happening because the benefits of miniaturization are progressively falling away… for the last decade or so, Moore’s Law has been more about cost than performance; we make transistors smaller in order to make them cheaper…. The three factors—improved yields, larger wafers, and rising equipment productivity—have allowed chipmakers to make chips denser and denser for decades while keeping the cost per area nearly the same and reducing the cost per transistor. But now, this trend may be ending. And it’s largely because lithography has gotten more expensive.

Going forward, innovations in semiconductors will continue, but they won’t systematically lower transistor costs. Instead, progress will be defined by new forms of integration: gathering together disparate capabilities on a single chip to lower the system cost. ..we’re not looking at combining different pieces of logic into one, bigger chip. Rather, we’re talking about uniting the non-logic functions that have historically stayed separate from our silicon chips….. Chip designers have just begun exploring how to integrate microelectromechanical systems, which can be used to make tiny accelerometers, gyroscopes, and even relay logic. The same goes for microfluidic sensors, which can be used to perform biological assays and environmental tests… But this new phase of Moore’s Law—what I call Moore’s Law 3.0 and what others in the semiconductor industry call “more than Moore”—may not make economic sense. Integrating nonstandard components onto a chip offers many exciting opportunities for new products and capabilities. What it doesn’t offer is the regular, predictable road map for continued success.


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Moore’s Curse – By Vaclav Smil

There is a dark side to the revolution in electronics: unjustified technological expectations.. We are assured that rapid progress will soon bring self-driving electric cars, hypersonic airplanes, individually tailored cancer cures, and instant three-dimensional printing of hearts and kidneys. We are even told it will pave the world’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies….. But the doubling time for transistor density is no guide to technical progress generally. Modern life depends on many processes that improve rather slowly, not least the production of food and energy and the transportation of people and goods. There is no shortage of historical data to illustrate this reality,…. Outside the microchip-dominated world, innovation simply does not obey Moore’s Law, proceeding at rates that are lower by an order of magnitude.


The End of Moore’s Law? – By Charles C. Mann on May 1, 2000

The current economic boom is likely due to increases in computing speed and decreases in price. The article discusses some good reasons to think that the party may be ending.


Life Beyond Moore’s Law – Michael Feldman, Intersect360 Research – may lie in a number of technological developments that are already emerging. These developments – new architectures, processor integration, and 3D chip stacking – are all ways to use transistor real estate more effectively, and are being employed today to improve power and performance profiles beyond what can be delivered by Moore’s Law alone. Given that, it’s reasonable to expect that once transistor sizes become static, these strategies will become even more appealing.


The End Of Moore’s Law? Or The End Of The American Entrepreneurial Spirit?Gil Press

I predict that Moore’s Law will endure as long as the (American) entrepreneurial spirit will endure


Moore’s Law is dead, long live Moore’s LawBy Joel Hruska on April 16, 2015

After 50 years, Moore’s Law has become cultural shorthand for innovation itself. When Intel, or Nvidia, or Samsung refer to Moore’s Law in this context, they’re referring to the continuous application of decades of knowledge and ingenuity across hundreds of products. It’s a way of acknowledging the tremendous collaboration that continues to occur from the fab line to the living room, the result of painstaking research aimed to bring a platform’s capabilities a little more in line with what users want. Is that marketing? You bet. But it’s not just marketing.

Moore’s Law is dead. Long live Moore’s Law.


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