American businessman, co-founder of Intel and author of the eponym law
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- The complexity for minimum component costs has increased at a rate of roughly a factor of two per year... Certainly over the short term this rate can be expected to continue, if not to increase. Over the longer term, the rate of increase is a bit more uncertain, although there is no reason to believe it will not remain nearly constant for at least 10 years. That means by 1975, the number of components per integrated circuit for minimum cost will be 65,000. I believe that such a large circuit can be built on a single wafer.
- With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
- Laura Schmitt (May 2000). "An interview with Gordon Moore". Ingenuity 5 (2). Retrieved on 2006-11-06.
- The technology at the leading edge changes so rapidly that you have to keep current after you get out of school. I think probably the most important thing is having good fundamentals.
- I had no idea this was going to be an accurate prediction, but amazingly enough instead of 10 [years] doubling, we got nine over the 10 years, but still followed pretty well along the curve.
- Computer History Museum (2005-09-15). Computer History Museum Presents: The 40th Anniversary of Moore's Law with Gordon Moore and Carver Mead. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-11-06. (quoting an unidentified Intel press release)
- If the auto industry advanced as rapidly as the semiconductor industry, a Rolls Royce would get half a million miles per gallon, and it would be cheaper to throw it away than to park it.
- Moore's Law | ZEISS International (quoting an unidentified statement pertaining to Moore's Law.)