(ANSA) - NEW YORK, MARCH 25 - Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, creator of the theory on the technological evolution of computer chips, has died at the age of 94.
He gives the news to the semiconductor giant.
Doctor of chemistry, in 1968 he created NM Electronics in collaboration with physicist Robert Noyce, nicknamed the "mayor of Silicon Valley".
A few months later, the two bought the Intel name for $15,000.
Gordon Moore served as the company's CEO from 1979 to 1987.
In 1971, Intel commercialized the first microprocessor—a revolution.
The company is now the largest semiconductor manufacturer in the United States and the third largest in the world by revenue, behind South Korea's Samsung and Taiwan's TSMC.
In 1965, while working for another company, Fairchild Semiconductor, Gordon Moore predicted in an article in Electronics magazine that the density of transistors in microprocessors would double every year.
He modified his theory in 1975, calculating a doubling every two years.
CarverMead, another microchip pioneer, gave the name 'Moore's Law' to this principle which is still valid after decades.
This evolution has made it possible to democratize information technology and electronics, first with personal computers, then with various devices, up to the mobile phone.
“The world has lost a giant with Gordon Moore, one of the founders of Silicon Valley and a true visionary, who pioneered the technological revolution,” Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted.
Specialists predict that Moore's law will soon no longer apply due to the physical limitations of integrating transistors on a microprocessor.