Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore

$11.5B
  • Silicon Valley pioneer Gordon Moore cofounded semiconductor firm Intel in 1968; he was CEO from 1975 to 1987 and chairman from 1979 to 1997.
  • Prior to Intel, Moore was part of the "traitorous eight" that left Nobel Prize winner Bill Shockley's firm to found Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957.
  • Moore is famous for his prediction that computer processing power would double every year, an insight known as "Moore's Law."
  • He and his wife launched the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in 2000. It has over $6 billion in assets.
  • The foundation supports environmental conservation, patient care, scientific research and projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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