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Gordon E. Moore

Founder of Fairchild, Intel and creator of Moore's Law


Gordon Moore was a founder of Intel in 1968 as served as their Executive Vice President until 1975 when he became President. In April 1979, Moore became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He dropped the CEO title in 1987 and was named Chairman Emeritus in 1997.
Prior to Intel, Moore was a founder of Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and served as their director of research and development (R&D). It was here in 1965 that he made the observation about semiconductor trends that has become known as Moore’s Law.

Moore holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of California and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.