West News Wire: The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the firm Intel announced that Gordon Moore, the co-founder and former chairman of the computer giant, passed away on Friday at the age of 94.

Moore passed away in Hawaii “surrounded by family,” according to a news announcement.

In 1968, Moore and Robert Noyce established Intel. Prior to taking office as president in 1975, Moore was executive vice president. Moore was appointed board chairman and CEO in 1979. He kept both roles until 1987, when he resigned from his post as CEO but retained his chairmanship.

In 1997, Moore was named Intel’s chairman emeritus; he retired in 2006.

“Those of us who have met and worked with Gordon will forever be inspired by his wisdom, humility and generosity,” said foundation president Harvey Fineberg in a statement. “Though he never aspired to be a household name, Gordon’s vision and his life’s work enabled the phenomenal innovation and technological developments that shape our everyday lives. Yet those historic achievements are only part of his lePat Gelsinger, the CEO of Intel, said, “Gordon Moore defined the technology industry through his insight and vision. He was instrumental in revealing the power of transistors, and inspired technologists and entrepreneurs across the decades.”

Prior to Intel’s founding, Moore and Noyce were involved in the founding of Fairchild Semiconductor, where they played central roles in the initial commercial production of diffused silicon transistors and later the world’s first commercially viable integrated circuits.

“The world lost a giant in Gordon Moore, who was one of Silicon Valley’s founding fathers and a true visionary who helped pave the way for the technological revolution,” Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted. “All of us who followed owe him a debt of gratitude. May he rest in peace.”

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Along with his wife of 72 years, Betty Irene Whitaker, he established the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, which has donated more than $5.1 billion to charitable causes since its founding in 2000, according to the foundation.

Moore received the National Medal of Technology from President George H.W. Bush in 1990, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2002.gacy.”


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