Skip to comments.Gordon Moore, One of Silicon Valley's Founding Fathers, and an icon of American ingenuity, Dies at 94
Posted on 03/25/2023 7:30:40 PM PDT by nwrep
Gordon Moore, the tech pioneer and co-founder of Intel, has died at age 94, Intel and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced Friday. Moore died peacefully in his home, surrounded by family.
Moore was best-known for his famous observation known as Moore's Law. In 1965, Moore made the observation that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every year. Moore's prediction proved to be correct, and the idea of faster, smaller, and cheaper chip technology is still the driving force behind Silicon Valley's mission to this day.
“Gordon Moore defined the technology industry through his insight and vision," Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said. "He was instrumental in revealing the power of transistors, and inspired technologists and entrepreneurs across the decades. We at Intel remain inspired by Moore’s Law and intend to pursue it until the periodic table is exhausted. Gordon’s vision lives on as our true north as we use the power of technology to improve the lives of every person on Earth. My career and much of my life took shape within the possibilities fueled by Gordon’s leadership at the helm of Intel, and I am humbled by the honor and responsibility to carry his legacy forward.”
Moore was a part of William Shockley's Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory, the first semiconductor company established in what is now known as Silicon Valley. Moore was also a member of the "traitorous eight", a group of engineers who left Shockley Semiconductor in 1957 to form the influential Fairchild Semiconductor. At the company, Moore played a big role in producing the world's first commercially viable integrated circuits.
Gordon Moore (left) with Robert Noyce at Intel headquarters
In 1968, Moore and longtime colleague Robert Noyce founded Intel. From his start in 1968 to stepping down in 2006, Moore served as Intel's executive vice president, president, chairman of the board, and CEO.
Moore is survived by his wife of 72 years, Betty, his two sons, and four grandchildren.
So I’m going to assume he died in his sleep.
Thank you for your contributions to computers, sir.
He’ll be twice as fast and half as expensive in 18 months...
I have two laws:
1. McDermott Law of Marriage - no argument is worth not having sex for a week.
2. McDermott Law of Highway Passing - there are no cars heading in the opposite direction while you’re in the No Passing zone
I got in an elevator with him many years ago.
I kept thinking I was in there with a Billionaire.
Rest In Peace Gordon!
A very honorable man!
That’s a guy who knew how to have a life. Godspeed, Gordon Moore.
A lot of geeks seem to live a long time. One of the last of the Manhattan Project guys, Abraham Zarem, died a couple weeks ago at 106!
F-ing jab again!
Oh obviously it was the vax
He did what he loved
The “laws” of Physics and derivative Engineering are not just a good idea.
The Legal System needs to get onboard with the Truff.
How ultimately profound your most honorable Nullness. Has your void eclipsed its null usefulness?
It takes a truly brilliant mind to make an observation as insightful as Moore’s Law.
See also Moore’s Law.
Yes, every death in future will be ascribed to the vax.
The number 18 doth not make a law. I rest insured from a void, devoid and nullifird.
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