Gordon Earle Moore is a popular American businessman, co-founder and the former Chairman of Intel Corporation. He is also the author of Moore’s law. Moore is a recipient of the National Medal of Technology, which honours the country’s greatest technical innovators.
He is an actor, known for The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (1996), Something Ventured (2011) and Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance (1998).Moore graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1958, obtaining a Bachelors’ degree in Chemistry and further received his PhD degree the California Institute of Technology. Moore began his career doing research at Johns Hopkins University.
Gordon Moore Spouse: Betty I Whittaker
Gordon Moore has been married to Betty I Whittaker since September 9, 1950. The couple has two children. They have also been involved in social works.
Gordon Moore Children: Kenneth and Stevens
While Steven Moore is an American author and literary critic, best known as an authority on the novels of William Gaddis, little is known about his brother Kenneth Moore.
As of 2015, Gordon Moore has a net worth of $7 billion, which makes him the 74th richest man in the world and 68th in the whole of United States according to Forbes.
He co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957, then left with several others to launch Intel in 1968. In 1990, he was presented with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President George H.W. Bush, “for his seminal leadership in bringing American industry the two major post war innovations in microelectronics – large-scale integrated memory and the microprocessor – that have fuelled the information revolution. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Moore was featured in ‘Something Ventured’, a documentary film which premiered in 2011. The library at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge is named after Moore and his wife along with the Moore Laboratories building at Caltech and the Gordon and Betty Moore Materials Research Building at Stanford. The Electrochemical Society presents an award in Moore’s name, the Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science and Technology, to celebrate scientists’ contributions to the field of solid state science, every two years. The Society of Chemical Industry annually presents the Gordon E. Moore Medal to recognize early career success in innovation in the chemical industries.