Summary of Moore’s Law

The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley’s Quiet Revolutionary

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Technology pioneer Gordon Moore, originator of Moore’s Law, changed the world.


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Technology pioneer Gordon Moore, the originator of Moore’s Law, may not be as famous as his axiom, but he should be. The “technology godfather of Silicon Valley,” Moore reshaped the modern world. This big, authoritative biography tells Moore’s story from his 1929 birth in Pescadero, California – near what would become Silicon Valley – to his time as founder, chairman and CEO of Intel Corporation, the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturer. getAbstract recommends this well-researched biography to anyone intrigued by the humble but brilliant scientist, the pioneering chemist and the electronics entrepreneur who helped create the high-tech world.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What Moore’s Law says and why it matters,
  • What role Gordon Moore played in the development of technology, and
  • How technology giants Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel Corporation began and grew.


Moore’s Law
On April 19, 1965, in its 35th anniversary edition, Electronics magazine ran an article, “Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits,” by Fairchild Semiconductor’s Gordon Moore, a brilliant chemist and technician. Moore postulated that microchip complexity – ...
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About the Authors

Arnold Thackray is founding CEO of the Chemical Heritage Foundation. David C. Brock is an electronics authority. Journalist Rachel Jones specializes in technology and entrepreneurship.

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