Who Was Gordon Moore: 10 Facts About Intel Co-Founder

Gordon Moore was born on January 3, 1929, in San Francisco, California.

He received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1950.

Moore received his PhD in Chemistry and Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1954.

He co-founded Intel Corporation with Robert Noyce in 1968.

Moore served as Intel's CEO from 1975 to 1987 and as chairman of the board from 1997 to 2005.

He is credited with observing that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles approximately every two years, a phenomenon known as "Moore's Law."

In 1986, Moore became a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Moore received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President George H. W. Bush in 1990.

In 1997, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.

Moore and his wife, Betty, have been active philanthropists, supporting various educational, scientific, and environmental causes.