Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM Opinion

The Chip That Could Transform Computing

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
Illustration shows early hominids looking at the new Apple M1 MAX processor, in a scene reminiscent from 2001 Space Odyssey

For better and worse, Apple's new processors will dramatically improve the capabilities of our devices, and other tech companies will spend heavily to catch up.

Credit: Rebecca Chew/The New York Times

Over the last several years, some in tech have worried that Moore's law is running out of steam, that at some point soon, microchips would begin to hit fundamental physical limits that would make further performance gains extremely challenging.

Challenging that notion, however, are Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max, custom-designed processors that are making experts think Moore's law still has a way to go before hitting a wall.

From The New York Times
View Full Article


No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account