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Intel Co-founder Gordon Moore dies, survived by his empirical law

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Intel Co-founder Gordon Moore died on Friday at the age of 94. The American is best known for Moore’s law, his prediction about the computing power of computer chips.

Moore predicted in 1965 that the number of transistors on a chip would double each year. Ten years later, he adjusted his forecast and foresaw a doubling every two years. Moore’s law motivated tech companies like Intel to meet that doubling every two years.

Moore’s prediction is still a guiding principle in the tech world. How long the’ law ‘ will last has become a matter of debate among experts in recent years.

In the last decades of his life, Moore was mainly engaged in philanthropy. The tech pioneer, whose assets this year were estimated at 7.2 billion dollars (almost 6.7 billion euros), and his wife founded The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The foundation focuses on advancing science, nature conservation, patient care, and the preservation of the cultural-historical heritage of the Bay Area, the city of San Francisco area, and the Silicon Valley tech region.

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