Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel Corp and creator of “Moore’s Law”, has passed away at the age of 94. Moore’s famous prediction, made in 1965, stated that the capacity and complexity of integrated circuits would double every year. This observation has since been applied to other electronic devices, and has become a standard for the tech industry’s progress and innovation. Moore’s Law has had a significant impact on the development of technology and has played a crucial role in shaping the digital age.
Moore was also known for his philanthropy and dedication to environmental conservation and patient care. Along with his wife, he established the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in 2000, which has donated over $5.1 billion to charitable causes. He was recognized for his contributions to society, receiving the National Medal of Technology from President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2002. Despite his wealth and acclaim, Moore remained humble and referred to his prediction as “a lucky guess that got a lot more publicity than it deserved.” He will be remembered as a brilliant scientist, leading American entrepreneur, and an inspiration to many.