- Jan 18, 2000
Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder and Moore’s Law author, dies at 94
Moore, a modern technological transformation pioneer, helped companies bring more powerful chips to smaller computers.
Gordon E. Moore, Intel Co-Founder Behind Moore’s Law, Dies at 94
His prediction in the 1960s about rapid advances in computer chip technology charted a course for the age of high tech.
Gordon E. Moore, a co-founder and former chairman of Intel Corporation, the California semiconductor chip maker that helped give Silicon Valley its name,
achieving the kind of industrial dominance once held by the giant American railroad or steel companies of another age, died on Friday at his home in Hawaii. He was 94.
His death was confirmed by Intel and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. They did not provide a cause.
Along with a handful of colleagues, Mr. Moore could claim credit for bringing laptop computers to hundreds of millions of people and embedding microprocessors into
everything from bathroom scales, toasters and toy fire engines to cellphones, cars and jets.