Intel co-founder and semiconductor titan dies at 94

Intel and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today that company co-founder Gordon Moore has passed away at the age of 94.

The “law” that bears his name was not self-proclaimed, but popularized by a Cal Tech professor in the mid-1970s. And this Moore’s law, that a computer chip holds twice the amount of transistors every upcoming new year, still holds true. Just a few years ago we thought this exponential growth would not be possible anymore, but here we are, with 3nm chips made and an iPhone that’s more powerful than my 5-year-old laptop. His legacy by co-founding Intel – one of the most important companies in the history of computers – will live on for a long time to come.

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