Intel co-founder Gordon Moore Passes Away at 94
Gordon Moore, a pioneer of the technology industry breathed his last at 94 on Friday said the company. He was the co-founders of Intel and a driving force behind the development of modern computing devices. According to a press release from the company, Moore died on March 25th, 2023.
Moore was part of the “traitorous eight” group of engineers who founded Fairchild Semiconductor, a company that became an incubator for many other Silicon Valley companies, including AMD. Along with Robert Noyce, another member of the eight, Moore went on to found Intel in 1968, originally named Integrated Electronics. He eventually became chairman and CEO of the company in 1979, and served as CEO for eight years.
Several semi conductors makers still develop products according to a version of Moore’s Law, the scientist’s 1965 observation that the number of transistors on a computer chip — which determines the speed, memory and capabilities of an electronic device — doubles every year. The law, which Moore revised in 1975, remains a yardstick for progress both within and beyond the chip industry, even as its continued applicability is a topic of debate.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger issued a statement in response to Moore’s passing, saying, “Gordon Moore was a pioneer of the technology industry, and his contributions will continue to shape the world for generations to come. We are grateful for his leadership, his vision, and his unwavering commitment to advancing the field of computing.”
Moore’s has been a steward of the digital age we live in today. His legacy will live on through the many companies and technologies he helped create, and through the philanthropic work he pursued in his later years.