Gordon Moore, an engineer and one of the founders of Intel, has died in the United States. On Moore’s death informed current CEO Pat Gelsinger, who noted that he “passed away peacefully on March 24 surrounded by family at his home in Hawaii.”
The engineer died at the age of 94. He outlived the other co-founders Robert Noyce (died 1990) and Andrew Grove (2016). Together with them, Moore opened Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957, which was the first in the world to create an integrated circuit for mass production.
Gordon is also known as the author of Moore’s Law, which states that “the number of transistors placed on an integrated circuit chip doubles every 24 months.” The statement is still relevant today.
Moore worked at Intel for about 38 years, serving as Vice President, President, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer. Gordon retired in 2006 at the age of 77 and turned to philanthropy.
Apple CEO Tim Cook reacted to the news as follows:
“The world has lost a giant in 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 followed him are indebted to him. May he rest in peace.”
Forbes estimates Moore’s net worth at $7.2 billion. At the end of 2022, the entrepreneur was ranked 214 among the richest people on the planet.
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