Gordon Moore
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"Gordon Earle Moore" is an American businessman and co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation and the author of Moore's law. As of January 2015, his net worth is $7.2 billion.

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I remember the difficulty we had in the beginning replacing magnetic cores in memories and eventually we had both cost and performance advantages. But it wasn't at all clear in the beginning.

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 wasn't throwing down a gauntlet, I was trying to change the customer's mind. A lot of these things would have happened anyhow.

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.

A couple of ounces of dynamite makes for a great firecracker.

You can't get that stuff anymore.

We like the Jonah Field name because we work in the Jonah Field and spend a lot of time in it.

I never had any idea that [the article] was going to be so precise.

I really appreciate what they're doing. They found the wealth and they're giving something back, too.