Intel has turned to strained silicon and high-K metal gate materials in its perpetual quest to shrink the features on its semiconductors, Agam Shah writes. For the foreseeable generations of IC manufacturing processes, "we are confident we don't see the end coming," Intel's William Holt said of Moore's Law, postulated by co-founder Gordon Moore in 1965. He added, "There are just more steps, and each one of those steps needs additional effort to optimize."

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