Moore, who laid the groundwork for the future of the semiconductor industry, devoted his later years to philanthropy.
SANTA CLARA, CA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Intel Corporation, the Gordon Foundation, and Betty Moore today announced the death of company co-founder Gordon Moore at the age of 94.
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Intel Corporation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced that company co-founder Gordon Moore passed away on March 24, 2023 at the age of 94.
The foundation reports that he passed away peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2023, surrounded by his family at his home in Hawaii.
Moore and 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 appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, positions he held until 1987, when he relinquished the CEO position and continued as Chairman of the Board. In 1997, Moore became honorary president, stepping down in 2006.
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During his life, Moore also devoted his focus and energy to philanthropy, particularly environmental conservation, science, and improving patient care. Along with his wife of 72 years, he founded the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, which has donated more than $5.1 billion to charity since its founding in 2000.
“Those of us who met and worked with him will forever be inspired by his wisdom, humility, and generosity,” Foundation President Harvey Feinberg reflected. “Though he never aspired to be a household name, Gordon’s vision and work in his lifetime enabled the massive innovation and technological advances that shape our daily lives. However, those historic accomplishments are only part of his legacy. His generosity and Betty as philanthropists They will shape the world for generations to come.”
“Gordon Moore defined the technology industry with his insightful vision,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel. “He was instrumental in unearthing the power of transistors, inspiring technologists and entrepreneurs through the decades. We at Intel continue to be inspired by Moore’s Law, and intend to follow it.” Until the periodic table is exhausted. Gordon’s vision continues as our true north as we use the power of technology to improve the lives of every person on Earth. My career and partly my life have been shaped by the possibilities fueled by Gordon’s leadership at the helm of Intel, and I am humbled by the honor and responsibility to continue his legacy to forward.”
Frank D. said: Urey, Chairman of the Intel Board of Directors, “Gordon was a brilliant scientist and one of America’s leading entrepreneurs and business leaders. It is impossible to imagine the world we live in today, with computing so essential to our lives, without the contributions of Gordon Moore. He will always be an inspiration to the Intel family and his thinking is at the heart of our culture of innovation we’ve got “.
Andy Bryant, former Chairman of the Intel Board of Directors, said, “I will remember Gordon as a brilliant scientist, direct speaker and shrewd businessman, who sought to make the world better and always did the right thing. It was an honor to know him, and I am grateful for his legacy continuing in the company culture he helped create.” “.
Prior to founding Intel, Moore and Noyce co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor, playing central roles in the first commercial production of diffuse silicon transistors, and later the world’s first commercially viable integrated circuits. The two had previously worked together under the direction of William Shockley, co-inventor of the transistor and founder of Shockley Semiconductor, which was the first semiconductor company founded in Silicon Valley. Coming out on their own, Moore and Noyce hire Intel CEO Andy Grove to be their third employee, and the three of them build Intel into one of the largest companies in the world. Together they became known as the “Intel Trinity,” and their legacy continues today.
In addition to Moore’s instrumental role in founding two of the world’s leading technology companies, he predicted in 1965 that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit would double each year – a prediction that became known as Moore’s Law.
“All I’ve been trying to do is get this message across, that by putting more and more things on a chip, we’re going to make all electronics cheaper,” Moore said in a 2008 interview.
With his 1965 prediction proven correct, in 1975 Moore revised his estimate to double the transistors in an integrated circuit every two years for the next ten years. Regardless, the idea of chip technology growing at an exponential rate, making electronics faster, smaller, and cheaper, became the driving force behind the semiconductor industry and paved the way for chips’ ubiquitous use in millions of everyday products.
In 2022, Gelsinger Announce the renaming From the Ronler Acres campus in Oregon—where Intel teams develop future process technologies—to Gordon Moore Park at Ronler Acres. The RA4 building that houses much of Intel’s technology development cluster has been renamed The Moore Center along with its coffee shop, The Gordon.
“I can’t think of a better way to honor Gordon and the profound impact he had on this company than by having his name bestowed on this campus,” Gelsinger said at the event. “I hope we made us proud today, Gordon. And the world thanks you.”
Gordon Earl Moore was born in San Francisco on January 3, 1929, to Walter Harold and Florence Almira “Mira” (Williamson) Moore. Moore was educated at San Jose State University, UC Berkeley, and Caltech, where he earned his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1954.
He began his research career at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland. He returned to California in 1956 to join Shockley Semiconductor. In 1957, Moore co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor, a division of Fairchild Camera and Instrument, along with Robert Noyce and six other colleagues from Shockley Semiconductor. Eleven years later, Moore and Noyce co-founded Intel.
Financial success came with Fairchild and Intel. Beginning with individual gifts, many of them anonymously, then forming the Moore Family Foundation, and finally, in 2000, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Moore and his wife sought through philanthropy to make the world a better place for generations to come. His passion for impact and measurement has been a hallmark of his philanthropic work and aspirations.
Bush in 1990, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President George W. Bush in 2002.
After retiring from Intel in 2006, Moore divided his time between California and Hawaii, where he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation until his transition to Chairman Emeritus in 2018. Moore also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Conservation International and Gilead Sciences Inc. He was a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Engineers, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He served as Chairman of the Caltech Board of Trustees from 1995 until the beginning of 2001, continuing as a life trustee.
In 1950, Moore married Betty Irene Whitaker, who survived him. Moore was also survived by sons Kenneth and Stephen and four grandchildren.
About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Gordon and Betty Moore laid the foundation for creating positive outcomes for generations to come. In pursuit of this vision, we promote groundbreaking scientific discoveries, environmental preservation, improved patient care, and the preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area. visiting Moore.org or continue @employee on Twitter.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we are constantly advancing semiconductor design and manufacturing to help solve our customers’ biggest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge, and every type of computing device, we unlock the potential of data to transform business and society for the better. To learn more about Intel innovations, go to newsroom.intel.com And intel.com.
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Released Mar 24, 2023 • 8:00pm EDT
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