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Moore's Law has proven a remarkably useful rule of thumb in the semiconductor industry. But technological progress in industries that rely on partly analogue technology - such as the mobile phone industry - obeys different laws. Digital technology is about information storage and processing: Moore's Law reflects the ability to reduce the amount of energy (electrons) needed to store and read a single bit. Radio technology is about the transport of information. The reasons why Moore's Law is not applicable to analogue technology are discussed. Mobiel phones use analogue technology, which is different to the digital technology described by Moore's Law

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Communications Engineer  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 2 )