Dr. Gordon E. Moore 1998

Co-founder of Intel Corporation

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.