Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel Corporation, passed away at the age of 94. He was known for setting the pace of progress in the digital age with a simple prediction he made back in 1965.
Moore's prediction, now famously known as "Moore's Law," stated that engineers would double the capacity of computer chips every year while reducing their cost by half. This forecast set a rapid pace for innovation that has continued to shape technology to this day.
Born on January 3, 1929, in San Francisco, California, Moore attended both San Jose State University and UC Berkeley before serving as a researcher and director at Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory.
In July of 1968, Moore alongside Robert Noyce founded Intel Corp., which went on to become one of the world's largest chipmakers. In addition to his contributions to technology advancements through Intel Corp., Moore was also recognized for his philanthropic work supporting science education and research through his foundation.
"Today we mourn the loss of our beloved co-founder who brought so much to this company," said Bob Swan CEO of Intel Corp. "Gordon was an inspiration not only to us within Intel but throughout Silicon Valley."
Moore is survived by his wife Betty Irene Whitaker whom he married in 1950; son Kenneth; daughter Christine Ann; son Gordon Jr.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The legacy left behind by Gordon Moore will continue to shape modern-day computing long after his passing.