By Christian George
Intel co-founder and creator of Moore’s Law, Gordon Moore, aged 94, is dead. He died in Hawaii.
Intel’s current CEO Pat Gelsinger said Gordon Moore had redefined the technology industry through his insight and vision and inspired technologists and entrepreneurs across the decades.
“He leaves behind a legacy that changed the lives of every person on the planet. His memory will live on,” Gelsinger added.
The Intel Incorporated co-founder started working on semiconductors in the 1950s and predicted that computer processing powers would double every year – later revised to every two – an insight known as Moore’s Law.
According to BBC, “two decades before the computer revolution began, Moore wrote in a paper that integrated circuits would lead “to such wonders as home computers – or at least terminals connected to a central computer – automatic controls for automobiles, and personal portable communications equipment”.
His prediction saw to memory chips becoming more efficient and less expensive at an exponential rate.
In 1968 Moore and Robert Noyce left Fairchild to start Intel which has helped drive significant technological progress around the world and allowed for the advent of personal computers and Apple, Facebook and Google.
In a tweet, Intel said it has lost a visionary.
Moore’s revelation in an interview in 2008 is gradually becoming a reality.
“All I was trying to do was get that message across, that by putting more and more stuff on a chip we were going to make all electronics cheaper,” he said.