Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel Corp. and renowned philanthropist, passed away at the age of 94. Moore was a key figure in shaping the digital age with his groundbreaking prediction on computer chip capacity.
In 1965, Moore predicted that engineers would rapidly increase the capacity of computer chips every year. This became known as "Moore's Law" and set a breakneck pace for progress in technology that still holds true today.
Moore co-founded Intel in 1968 with Robert Noyce after working together at Fairchild Semiconductor. The company quickly grew to become one of the world's largest tech companies, producing microprocessors that powered personal computers.
Beyond his work in technology, Moore was also a dedicated philanthropist. He founded several organizations focused on environmental conservation and science education, including the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger released a statement mourning the loss of Moore: "Today we mourn the loss of our founder and friend Gordon Moore. His legacy is felt not only at Intel but across Silicon Valley and beyond."
Moore's contributions to both technology and philanthropy will continue to be celebrated for years to come.