For over 40 years the semiconductor industry has been governed by a commonly known principle described as Moore’s Law. This “law” predicts that through technological advancement a doubling of the number of devices (or gates) per integrated circuit will occur within a given geometric area on regular 18 month intervals. The realization of this doubling effect over time has resulted in an ever-widening range of semiconductor devices exhibiting increases in functionality and processing speed combined with an increased demand for power and effective thermal management.