Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel and the man behind Moore's Law, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2023, at his home in Hawaii, surrounded by his family.
Moore and his colleague Robert Noyce founded Intel in 1968, and he played a crucial role in the company's growth and success, initially serving as executive vice president before becoming president in 1975.
He was later named chairman of the board and CEO in 1979, holding the position until 1987 when he became chairman emeritus until his retirement in 2006.
Moore's contribution to the technology industry and his philanthropic endeavors made him a well-respected figure in Silicon Valley.
He and his wife established the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in 2000, which has donated over USD 5.1 billion to various charitable causes, particularly environmental conservation, science, and patient care improvements.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger expressed his admiration for Moore and his impact on the technology industry.
Moore and Noyce played central roles in the first commercial production of diffused silicon transistors and later the world's first commercially viable integrated circuits at Fairchild Semiconductor.
They hired Andy Grove as the third employee and built Intel into one of the world's great companies.
Together they became known as the "Intel Trinity," and their legacy continues today.
Gelsinger announced the renaming of the Ronler Acres campus in Oregon to Gordon Moore Park at Ronler Acres in 2022.