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Title: Moore’s Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley’s Quiet Revolutionary Arnold Thackray, David C. Brock, and Rachel Jones [Book Review]

Five decades ago, Gordon Moore, who would go on to co-found Intel Corporation, made a prescient observation about the exponential advance of semiconductor technology with a corresponding decrease in device cost. His prediction about the pace of doubling of the number of transistors in an integrated circuit came to be known eponymously as Moore’s law and has held true for 50 years. He also foresaw, way back in 1965, the development of home computers, electronic controls in automobiles, portable communications systems, and electronic wrist watches. Moore’s fascinating life, characterized by relentless innovation, charity and breathtaking humility, is the subject of this comprehensive authorized biography. The enthralling narrative is the product of collaboration between an academic (Thackray), a technology historian (Brock) and a journalist (Jones), and draws its material from numerous interviews, Moore’s meticulously maintained notes and professional records, personal papers, industry data, published volumes, and news accounts.
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Journal Name: MRS Bulletin, 41(5):412-413
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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United States
Moore's law; biography; book review