GORDON MOORE TO PRESENT MOORE’S LAW RETROSPECTIVE ON SEPTEMBER 29 AT COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM
Intel Co-Founder Joined by Carver Mead, Who Coined the Term
MOUNTAIN VIEW and SAN JOSE, Calif., September 8, 2005 – Gordon Moore, who made the pivotal observation that has guided technical progress in the semiconductor industry for the past 40 years, will speak at the Computer History Museum on September 29. Appearing with Moore will be Carver Mead, the CalTech professor who coined the term Moore’s Law. The evening is presented by the Computer History Museum and SEMI.
Forty years ago Moore, who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, made an observation that became an accurate forecast of the rapid pace of semiconductor innovation. Popularly known as Moore’s Law, it stated that transistor density on integrated circuits would double every year. In 1975, Moore revisited the issue and adjusted the prediction to a doubling every two years.
The evening presentation is part of the Museum’s Computer History Museum Presents Speaker Series, an exclusive platform for open, passionate discussions for presenting the computing revolution and its impact on the human experience. These landmark presentations and panel discussions present inside stories and personal insights of top information age leaders from industry, government and academia, and assist the Museum in bringing computing history to life. Pre-registration is required. Entry is free for members of the Computer History Museum; non-members are asked for a $10 donation to the museum. A member reception begins at 6:00 p.m., with the discussion starting at 7:00 p.m. To register, visit the CHM website at www.computerhistory.org.
About the Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, a public benefit organization, preserves and presents for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. The Museum is dedicated to exploring the social impact of computing and is home to the world's largest collection of computing-related items - from hardware (mainframes, PCs, handhelds, key integrated circuits), to software, to computer graphics systems, to Internet and networking - and contains many one-of-a-kind and rare objects such as the Cray-1 supercomputer, the Apple I, the WWII ENIGMA, the PalmPilot prototype, the 1969 Neiman Marcus (Honeywell) "Kitchen Computer" and the Minuteman I Guidance Computer. The collection also includes photos, films, videos, documents, and culturally-defining advertising and marketing materials. Currently in its first phase, the Museum brings computing history to life through its Speaker Series, seminars, oral histories and workshops. The Museum also offers tours of Visible Storage, where nearly 600 objects from the Collection are on display. Debuting September 2005 is a new exhibit, Mastering The Game: A History of Computer Chess. Future phases will feature full museum exhibits including a timeline of computing history, theme galleries, and much more. For more information, please visit http://www.computerhistory.org.
SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and provide manufacturing technology and materials to the global semiconductor, flat panel display, MEMS and related microelectronics industries. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.
Steven Brewster/Computer History Museum
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