Gordon E. Moore died Friday in Hawaii at the age of 94. He was a cofounder and former Chairman of Intel Corporation. Intel Corporation is the California-based semiconductor chip maker which helped give Silicon Valley it's name. Moore achieved the same level of industrial dominance as the American giant railroads or steel companies from another era. He was 94.
Intel and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced his death. The cause of death was not specified.
With a few colleagues, Moore can claim to have brought laptop computers to millions of people, and embedded microprocessors in everything from toaster ovens and toy fire engines, to cell phones, cars, and jets.