|Gordon E. Moore co-founded Intel Corporation in July of 1968, serving as Vice President until 1975 when he became President and Chief Executive Officer. In April 1979, Dr. Moore became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, holding that position until April 1987. He now serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board.
Dr. Moore, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1950. In 1954 he received a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Physics from the California Institute of Technology. He then did basic research in chemical physics at the Applied Physics Lab at John Hopkins University and in 1956 joined Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in Palo Alto working on semiconductor process technology with William Shockley, co-inventor of the transistor.
Dr. Moore co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation in Mountain View in 1957, serving as Manager of the Engineering Department until 1959, when he became Director of Research and development. Fairchild produced the first commercial integrated circuit during this period.
In 1968 Gordon Moore co-founded Intel Corporation to develop and produce large scale integrated products beginning with semiconductor memories. Intel has gone on to produce a number of products based on LST technology, including the world’s first microprocessor.
Dr. Moore has received numerous awards: several from IEEE, the Founders Award of the National Academy of Science, the ASM Medal for the Advancement of Research, etc. In 1990 he was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President George Bush. Dr. Moore is Director of several corporations. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology.
|06/15/05 Intel red faced over breaking chip theory - vnunet
"Apparao's research seeks to create an error analysis technology for server processors that is embedded in the firmware of a processor. The tool logs the errors that are caught by the error correction part of a chip and analyses these mistakes"
04/19/05 New life for Moore's Law - CNET
"Chou, who also founded Nanonex, is one of the prime advocates of "imprint lithography," a process that involves pressing an ornate template into a liquefied substrate to create a circuit pattern, similar to how a signet ring worked. In experiments, he has managed to create features measuring 6 nanometers, one-fifteenth the size on today's chips. "
04/15/05 Moore's Law Due For Retirement - Forbes
"You can expect Intel, AMD, IBM and others to further shrink their manufacturing capabilities to 45nm by 2008 and 32nm by 2010. How they'll get to that point is generally well understood, but looking beyond 32 nanometers is hazy, says Kevin Krewell, a chip technology analyst with Instat/MDR in San Jose, Calif"
08/30/04 Intel Keeps Moore's Law Alive - Forbes
"Beyond the 65-nanometer node lies the next process migration to 45-nanometer technology, which if the schedule holds should begin to take place in 2007. Intel says it is already researching methods that combine strained silicon with other techniques to meet that target. "
07/13/04 Intel: Moore's Law Here to Stay - Electronic Business
"A lot of the technologies are ready one wafer at a time, so enlarging the wafer from 300mm to 450mm in many cases is not going to be problem. Of course, the problem is going to be making the 450mm wafers in the first place and lithography will have to be further accelerated."
06/20/04 The future of Prescott: when Moore gives you lemons... - arstechnica
"As transistors get smaller, CPU architects can fit more of them onto a chip, and since each transistor leaks a certain amount then the overall leakage current flowing through the chip increases with the total number of transistors"
06/10/04 End of Moore's Law threatens US economic hegemony - the inquirer
"Kelly claimed there is an R&D shortfall of $1.5 billion a year for America just to stay level wit the CMOS roadmap. The SIA is pushing for a Nanoelectronics Research Institute conducted by the semi industry, the US government and academics."
10/16/03 Moore’s Law good for this digital decade, Gates says - the inquirer
"While he admits that Moore’s Law could be in trouble, it’s not in trouble yet, said Gates. He said that it will work for the rest of the decade. "Every year, people double the size of their hard disk", Gates said. But, he said, some of the changes that will come in the next 10 years are qualitative rather than based on pure numerical changes"
05/09/03 Moore’s Law - X-bit labs
"Here Moore’s law conflicts with fundamental laws of physics, particularly thermodynamics laws. Laszlo Kish, professor from the Texas University, expressed an opinion that Johnson’s noise (it is the thermal noise, or, roughly, the heat dissipated by elements of an integrated circuit) would affect electrical parameters of 0.04 micron elements so greatly, that any stable or predictable work would become impossible. The noise level (for bipolar transistors it is associated with the base area) is proportional to the conductor bandwidth and resistance. Kish claims that there are fundamental relationships between noise, information, speed and energy dissipation. And the triple noise increase (on transition from today’s 0.09 micron to 0.03 micron) is going to be the last straw."
03/10/03 Moore's Law takes it on the chin - EE Times
"Moore's law has fallen off track because current technologies are inadequate for large numbers of applications. In addition, costs are soaring for masks, prototypes and fabs, said Nissan-Cohen, a former pilot in the Israeli Air Force"
02/20/03 Understanding Moore's Law - arstechnica
"In April of 1965, Electronics magazine published an article by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore. The article and the predictions that it made have since become the stuff of legend, and like most legends it has gone through a number of changes in the telling and retelling. The press seized on the article's argument that semiconductor technology would usher in a new era of electronic integration, and they distilled it into a maxim that has taken on multiple forms over the years."
02/20/03 Intel CEO Barrett: path of innovation is certain; Moore's law to drive
"The importance of Moore's Law, and its promise of smaller, more powerful products built at lower cost, remains the focus of continuing investments by those in our industry who are determined to remain competitive. For Intel, the path is clear. The fundamental value of silicon innovation and integration is certain for future product generations ahead, as it continues to create customer benefits and serve as the foundation for outstanding new products."
02/11/03 Moore's Law will go on forever -- Moore - the inquirer
"The theory became known as Moore's Law after being proven right over many years. It points to a future where "Even if we get to the point where we can't squeeze any more [transistors] in there, we'll be putting billions of transistors on a chip," according to a report from The Associated Press. If his law holds true, we can expect processors to have tens of billions of transistors after ten years"
02/10/03 Forget Moore's Law - Red Herring
"Forget Moore's law because it has become dangerous. It is a runaway train, roaring down a path to disaster, picking up speed at every turn, and we are now going faster than human beings can endure. If we don't figure out how to get off this train soon, we may destroy an industry"
01/17/03 Lithography leap creates 20-nm chip features - EE Times
"Scientists at the University of Wisconsin have found a way to create 20-nanometer chip feature sizes with 100-nm masks, giving an unexpected leap to Moore's Law and possibly extending the life of current lithography"
12/30/02 Moore's Law to remain viable for 5-10 years, says survey - EE Times
"Some 52% of the IEEE Fellows in the survey believe that Moore's Law will continue another 5-10 years. Devised by Intel Corp. co-founder Gordon Moore, Moore's Law is a popular axiom in the semiconductor industry, which states the number of transistors in a processor will double every 18 months"
12/18/02 Noise threatens Moore’s Law - PhysicsWeb
"Kish believes that any further increase in the density of computer chips means that they will reach a physical limit -- due to thermal noise -- relatively soon. This limit is expected to come into effect around 40nm and below - and could cause problems as early as in six years time."
12/11/02 Intel's Grove warns of the end of Moore's Law - the inquirer
"While Intel is seeking ways to design chips with multiple cores with improved design and better insulators, Grove suggested that Moore Law regarding the doubling of transistor densities every couple of years will be redundant by the end of the decade. Chip makers will have to make more efficient use of the transistor in order to deliver ever increasing performance, he suggested"
09/12/02 Nanotechnology expected to extend Moore's Law - ebnews
"Sunlin Chou, senior vice president and head of Intel's Technology and Manufacturing group, said new materials and chip structures possible with nanotechnology will continue the doubling of transistor count on die every 24 months that Moore postulated decades ago. "The people who think Moore's Law will end assume that materials and structures won't change. They are constantly changing and will keep Moore's Law going for a lot longer," he said"
09/12/02 Intel Discusses Moore Plans - Semiconductor International
09/11/02 Intel's Grove may amend Moore's law - Geek
"Ironically, neither Moore nor Grove have good track records of predicting new technologies. When the 4004 was invented in 1971, Grove considered it a nuisance. In the 1980's, he actively resisted moving Intel out of the memory business and into the processor business. Gordon Moore gave a speech in 1979 arguing that even if the manufacturing hurdles to creating million transistor IC were surmounted, he hadn't a clue as to what a million transistor chip would be good for."
07/26/02 Intel Bets Farm on Moore's Law - e-inSite
07/19/02 Andrew S. Grove: CEOs are the scapegoats of corporate scandal - Silicon Valley
07/16/02 Graphics chips outpacing Moore's Law - ebnews
07/09/02 Gordon Moore thinks Moore's law may get amended - ebnews
"At one time I was skeptical about foundries. I thought they built capacity and didn't have products to fill” their fabs, he said"
07/01/02 Seeing Beyond Moore's Law - Semiconductor International
"In the pursuit of Moore's Law improvements in feature geometries, manufacturers have been
making 60% more transistors available to circuit designers per area of silicon, compared with what was available a year earlier. In contrast, the ratio at which designers are able to utilize transistors in circuits of any given tier of complexity has only been increasing 20% per year."
06/28/02 Researchers Claim New Chip Technology Beats Moore's Law - News Factor
05/21/02 Fabs to cost $one trillion$ by 2025 - the inquirer
04/26/02 Scientists breakthrough on Moore's Law - ZD Net
04/22/02 Intel breathes life into Moore's Law - CNET
10/11/01 Transcending Moore's Law - CNET
09/30/97 Moore says Moore's Law to hit wall - CNET
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