Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Intel Founder Gordon Moore to Receive Marconi Lifetime Achievement Award

Gordon E. Moore, who in 1968 co-founded Intel, has been named the Marconi Society's 2005 Lifetime Achievement recipient. Moore is widely known for his 1965 prediction which stated that the number of transistors the industry would be able to place on an integrated circuit would double every year. In 1975, the timeline was updated to once every couple of years.

Gordon Moore is the third person to receive the Marconi Society's Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization's 31-year history. In 2000, the award was presented to mathematician Claude E. Shannon, the founder of modern information theory who invented the concept of the bit, and in 2003, to William O. Baker, who, as director of research and later president of Bell Laboratories, oversaw the development of a wide array of technologies that earned its researchers eleven Nobel Prizes during his tenure at the helm.

The Marconi Society (formerly, the Marconi Foundation) is named for 1909 Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, whose early experiments with Hertzian waves led to the wireless revolution of the 20th century. http://www.marconifoundation.org


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