Gordon Moore

American businessman, co-founder of Intel and author of "Moore's Law"

Gordon Earle Moore (/mɔːr/; born January 3, 1929) is an American businessman, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Intel Corporation, and the author of Moore's law.[2][3][4] As of January 2016, his net worth is $7.3 billion.[5]

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Gordon Earle Moore

(1929-01-03) January 3, 1929 (age 91)
EducationSan Jose State University
University of California, Berkeley (BS)
California Institute of Technology (MS, PhD)
Known forIntel
Moore's law
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
AwardsNational Medal of Technology (1990)
John Fritz Medal (1993)
IEEE Founders Medal (1997)
Computer History Museum Fellow (1998)[1]
Othmer Gold Medal (2001)
Perkin Medal (2004)
Nierenberg Prize (2006)
IEEE Medal of Honor (2008)
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Scientific career
Electrical engineering
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
San Jose State University
University of California, Berkeley
California Institute of Technology
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
ThesisI. Infrared Studies of Nitrous Acid, The Chloramines and Nitrogen Dioxide
II. Observations Concerning the Photochemical Decomposition of Nitric Oxide
WebsiteOfficial website

In July 1968, Robert Noyce and Moore founded NM Electronics which later became Intel Corporation.[6][7] Moore served as executive vice president until 1975 when he became president. In April 1979, Moore became chairman and chief executive officer, holding that position until April 1987, when he became chairman. He was named chairman emeritus in 1997.[8]

In 1990, Moore was presented with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President George H. W. Bush.[9] Moore was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002, the United States' highest civilian honor, by President George W. Bush.[10]


  1. "Gordon Moore 1998 Fellow". Computer History Museum. Archived from the original on January 8, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  2. Moore, Gordon (April 19, 1965). "Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits". Electronics Magazine. 38 (8): 114–117.
  3. Moore, Gordon (January 1998). "Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits (Reprint)" (PDF). Proceedings of the IEEE. 86 (1). doi:10.1109/jproc.1998.658762. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  4. Moore, G. E. (1997). "The microprocessor: Engine of the technology revolution". Communications of the ACM. 40 (2): 112. doi:10.1145/253671.253746.
  5. "Gordon Moore". Forbes. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  6. Intel Corporation. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved November 26, 2008.
  7. Yeh, Raymond T.; Yeh, Stephanie H. (2004). "Intel: Leaping into the future with Moore's law". The art of business : in the footsteps of giants. Olathe, CO: Zero Time Pub. pp. 77–89. ISBN 978-0975427712. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  8. "2004 History Maker - Gordon Moore". History Makers. San Mateo County History Museum. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  9. "The National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1990 Laureates". USPTO.gov. The United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  10. "SIA Congratulates Intel's Gordon Moore for Receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom". SIA News. Semiconductor Industry Association. June 24, 2002. Retrieved January 8, 2015.

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