Gordon Moore - HoF

Summary : Gordon Moore created the business model for the entire industry with his 1965 paper describing what would later become known as Moore’s law

Inducted 2016, when the HoF was opened beyond Chip Making to include people who changed the business

Gordon Moore created the business model for the entire industry with his 1965 paper describing what would later become known as Moore’s law

  • Showed how innovation was a fourth factor of production
    • First relevant work in what become known as innovation economics
  • His strategy for Intel created the first vertical product semiconductor company
    • By focusing Intel as a start-up in memories, he showed that a chip company could be successful with a single product focus
    • His strategy also created the first IC/MOS specialist
  • Drove further focus with a non-vertically integrated model
    • Intel was the first with an explicit strategy of not making its own masks, materials, and equipment

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