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Gordon Earl Moore


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3 January 1929 San Francisco, CA USA


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Co--Founded Intel, he suggests that integrated circuits would double in complexity every 18 months. This later becomes known as Moore's Law(3), and is applied to microprocessor speed. Founds the Moore Foundation.


Gordon E. Moore co-founded Intel in 1968 as a specialized manufacturer of memory products. Serving long terms as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman, he led the company to produce the world's first microprocessor and on to become the world's largest producer of computer chips. His 1965 prediction that the transistor density of integrated circuits would double every 18 months, now known as "Moore's Law", has proven remarkably accurate for more than two decades, and has inspired the industry to continue delivering increasingly powerful semiconductors at ever-lower costs.

Born in San Francisco and educated at UC Berkeley and CalTech, Moore remains active in Bay Area business, education, and philanthropy.
In November 2000, he and his wife Betty established a multi-billion-dollar foundation that makes selected grants to support higher education, scientific research, the environment, and select San Francisco Bay Area projects.


Moore's most famous quotation:

Integrated circuits would double in complexity every 18 months.



1929 Born in San Francisco, CA, USA

1950 Married with Betty

Receives a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

1953 PhD in Chemistry and Physics from the California Institute of Technology

Son Kenneth is born

1957 Co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor

1959 Son Steven is born

1965 Postulates "Moore's Law"

1968 Co-founded Intel (July)

1975 President and Chief Executive Officer of Intel

1995-2001 Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology

1996 Member Board of Directors Gilead (a biopharmaceutical company)(5)

1997 Retired as CEO from Intel

2000 Founds together with Betty the Moore foundation

2001 Senior Trustee, California Institute of Technology


Honors and awards

1990 Tthe National Medal of Technology from President George Bush

2005 November 4th the Marconi Society Lifetime Achievement Award (4)



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