Gordon Moore︱The father of Moore’s Law dies The pioneer of the semiconductor industry is the founder of Intel

American semiconductor company Intel (Intel) and Gordon and Betty. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation) announced on March 24 that Gordon Moore, a pioneer in the semiconductor industry and co-founder of Intel, died at his home in Hawaii on the 24th. He was accompanied by his family when he died, aged 94.

Moore founded Intel with two engineers in 1968. Since 1975, he has served as the chief executive officer. He has made everything personal, and finally made more than 80% of the world’s personal computers using Intel Inside processors.

He once published a paper in 1965 predicting that due to technological progress, since the invention of integrated circuits, the number of transistors that can be contained on a chip will double every year, and it will be doubled in about two years after review, is it’ the famous “Moore’s Law” (Moore’s Law).

Although many semiconductor companies have argued in recent years that “Moore’s Law” no longer applies as chip manufacturing technology slows down, Intel and competitors are actively setting research and development goals based on this after the announcement the paper, and the price / performance ratio of chips has increased rapidly, greatly promoting The development of computer technology has rewritten the appearance of the world today.

Moore also predicted in the paper that integrated circuits will give birth to “miracles” such as home computers, automotive automatic control systems, and personal portable communication devices. It was still the 1960s, more than 40 years after Apple’s first iPhone came out.

Zhang Zhongmou, the founder of TSMC, the world’s largest chip foundry manufacturer, expressed his condolences on the news, and said that with Moore’s death, “my first generation of semiconductor friends who worked together is coming to an end.”


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