Chemming Hu The man who saved Moore's Law.

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One of my last shoots before the lockdown was this portrait of Chemming Hu for the May issue of IEEE Spectrum. Hu is the microelectronics pioneer who’s the reason that the phone in your pocket keeps getting more powerful each year.

Just as the tech world was bracing for the Y2K meltdown, Hu invented the FinFET transistor which provided chip makers with a way to cram more transistors into a microchip without losing power. It’s the reason “Moore’s Law” of exponential computing power growth didn’t hit the wall years ago.

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Chemming Hu by Peter Adams.

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