Gordon Moore

Who’s Gordon Moore, and how he phrased “Moore’s Law”

Almost everyone in the civilized world has ever heard of Intel. This giant in processor and computer manufacturing has been around since the very beginning of PC integration into everyday life. But few people know its founder, Gordon Moore. And it was this man who invented Moore’s Law to double the number of crystals in microprocessors. In large part because of this discovery, Intel has been able to take a leading position in the manufacture of computer technology around the world.

Biography of Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore was born in 1929 in Pescadero, California. The future computer genius graduated from the University of San Jose State, but did not stop there, and later received two more degrees – a bachelor of science in chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, and then a doctorate in chemistry and physics at California Tech.
Moore’s first company was founded in 1953, when he and 7 other brilliant engineers (this association went down in history as the ” Traitorous Eight”) left the organization Shockley Semiconductor because of a conflict with the leadership and began producing silicon processors themselves. Moore headed the company for 15 years, but then, along with his follower Robert Noyce, left his own organization to give life to a new project. It was called Intel.
One of the triggers was the formulation of Moore’s Law. In 1965, Gordon discovered that the number of crystals in microprocessors was continuously increasing. And he initially formulated the law in such a way that the number of crystals doubled annually. However, 10 years later he changed the wording, claiming that the doubling occurs every two years. In fact, the discovery of this pattern was the impetus for creating more powerful processors, which appeared almost every year.

Originally, Gordon Moore was appointed as Intel’s CEO. However, after he changed his own law, the founding board decided to promote him to president of the company. And indeed, the adjustments found in this pattern were crucial to the emergence of innovative Intel products that were far ahead of their time.
Moore’s career developed rapidly in the 70s. Four years after his appointment as president, he was offered the post of head of the founding board of Intel. He served in this position until 1997, after which he chose to leave and complete his career. For Moore’s services to the organization, the Founding Board unanimously approved him as Honorary Chairman.
Gordon Moore is not only an honored figure in the field of computer technology, but also a famous philanthropist. In 2000, he and his wife Betty established a research support fund. Through this organization, Moore also fought for a clean environment. A year later, Gordon donated $600 million to California Tech University to support research.