Playfuls.com reports that HP announced that engineers in its research department have come up with a breakthrough discovery which could help lead to the development of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) which are up to 8 times denser than currently possible. These FPGAs will use less energy per computation than those currently produced. FPGAs are integrated circuits with programmable logic components that can be adapted by the end user for specific applications. Stan Williams, an HP Senior Fellow and director, says of the development: “As conventional chip electronics continue to shrink, Moore’s Law is on a collision course with the laws of physics.” Moore’s Law was posited by Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, who predicted in 1965 that the density of transistors on integrated circuits would double every couple of years. This law was eventually amended to every 18 months…