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Born
Gordon Earle Moore

January 3, 1929 (1929-01-03) (age 91)
Education San Jose State University
University of California, Berkeley (BS)
California Institute of Technology (MS, PhD)
Known for Intel
Moore's law
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Awards National Medal of Technology (1990)
John Fritz Medal (1993)
IEEE Founders Medal (1997)
Computer History Museum Fellow (1998)
Othmer Gold Medal (2001)
Perkin Medal (2004)
Nierenberg Prize (2006)
IEEE Medal of Honor (2008)
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Scientific career
Fields Entrepreneur
Electrical engineering
Institutions Intel
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
San Jose State University
University of California, Berkeley
California Institute of Technology
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Thesis I. Infrared Studies of Nitrous Acid, The Chloramines and Nitrogen Dioxide
II. Observations Concerning the Photochemical Decomposition of Nitric Oxide
 (1954)

Gordon Earle Moore (/mɔər/; born January 3, 1929) is an American businessman, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Intel Corporation, and the author of Moore's law. As of January 2016, his net worth is $7.3 billion.

In July 1968, Robert Noyce and Moore founded NM Electronics which later became Intel Corporation. Moore served as executive vice president until 1975 when he became president. In April 1979, Moore became chairman and chief executive officer, holding that position until April 1987, when he became chairman. He was named chairman emeritus in 1997.

In 1990, Moore was presented with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President George H. W. Bush. Moore was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002, the United States' highest civilian honor, by President George W. Bush.


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