Mourning in Silicon Valley for the death of one of its most representative men. He passed away at the age of 94 Gordon Mooreco-founder of Intel in 1968 and creator of the theory on the evolution of chips, which in fact takes his name: Moore’s law.
After earning his doctorate in chemistry in the 1960s and working briefly at Fairchild Semiconductor, in 1968 Moore co-founded, with physicist Robert Noyce, the NM Electronics, combining the initials of their surnames. Noyce was so respected in the industry that he was nicknamed the “Mayor of Silicon Valley.”
The couple then acquired the name for $15,000 Intel, thus renaming their company. The brand acquires great notoriety in the sector when, in 1971, markets the first microprocessor in history.Moore was Intel’s CEO from 1979 to 1987, and to date, the company is the number one semiconductor maker in the United States (and third in the world, behind Samsung and TSMC).
Gordon Moore: Creator of Moore’s Law dies
In 1965, well before founding Intel and launching the first microprocessor in history, while still working for Fairchild Semiconductor, Gordon Moore theorized that the density of transistors in microprocessors would double from year to year. His theory, published in Electronics magazine, will change the entire industry. These assumptions of him then became laws known as Moore’s first and second law. Experts predict that Moore’s Laws, which have been the foundation of the entire industry for years, will no longer apply to modern devices.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, paid tribute to Gordon Moore in a tweet:
“The world has lost a giant like Gordon Moore, one of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley and a true visionary, who helped pave the way for the technological revolution. All of us who have succeeded him owe him a debt of gratitude. May he rest in peace.”
The world lost a giant in Gordon Moore, who was one of Silicon Valley’s founding fathers and a true visionary who helped pave the way for the technological revolution. All of us who followed owe him a debt of gratitude. May he rest in peace.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 25, 2023