Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, has died. He was a pioneer in semiconductor technology, but is most likely known for formulating “Moore’s Law.” This law predicted that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every year. This law has proven to be correct since 1965, with the occasional adjustment of the doubling time.

Gordon Moore

Moore and his longtime colleague Robert Noyce founded Intel in July 1968. Moore initially served as executive vice president until 1975, when he became president. In 1979, Moore was named chairman of the board and chief executive officer, posts he held until 1987, when he gave up the CEO position and continued as chairman. In 1997, Moore became chairman emeritus, stepping down in 2006. 


Gordon Moore lived to the respectable age of 94.

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