In 1968, the world’s largest semiconductor chipmaker company, Intel, was launched. It was the effort of the American Businessmen and engineers, Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce.
Legacy of Moore and Noyce
As of now, Intel is one of the most valued companies in the tech world. We already know about the Mayor of Silicon Valley – Robert Noyce. Let’s brief ourselves with the man who helped the Mayor built the Silicon Valley – Gordon Moore.
You can guess the popularity of Intel with just one single fact – They supply processors for computer system manufacturers. This includes the likes of Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell.
The legendary businessman is now 90 years old. According to Forbes, his current net worth is $9.5 Billion. With his experience, wisdom, passion, and intelligence, he made Intel the second most valued semiconductor producing company. Gordon Moore was not just a genius entrepreneur but also a very motivational speaker. Here are, a few Gordon Moore quotes for you.
Quotes by the Intel Co-founder to live by.
Gordon is a man who not only has the vision for the future but also carries his history with himself. From a researcher to the Billionaire –
“My first job out of school was to do basic research at Johns Hopkins University’s applied physics lab.”
Have clarity in what you want. And don’t stop chasing your dream until you have accomplished it.
“Yes, from the time I was in junior high school I decided I wanted to be a chemist. I didn’t quite know what a chemist was, but I kept it up and got my Ph.D. in physical chemistry.”
Everything will be fine as long as you don’t give up. It will be hard in the beginning but don’t stop.
“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.”
In order to survive and win in the ever changing world, keep updating yourself. Consume knowledge.
“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.”
Your success depends on how many times you have tried after failing. It’s all about persistence and keep trying.
“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.”
And the most important one, Gordon Moore is humble and knows how to laugh on himself.
“I define myself as the accidental entrepreneur.”
So, which one of the Gordon Moore quotes inspired you the most? Which is your favorite?