Gordan Moore

Engineer, Inventor and

Co-founder of Intel Corporation

Inventor of " Moore's Law "


Moore's Law Last modified: Sunday, March 22, 1998

The observation made in 1965 by Gordon Moore, Engineer and co-founder of Intel, that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented. Moore predicted that this trend would continue for the foreseeable future. In subsequent years, the pace slowed down a bit, but data density has doubled approximately every 18 months, and this is the current definition of Moore's Law, which Moore himself has blessed. Most experts, including Moore himself, expect Moore's Law to hold for at least another two decades.