Moore's Law and Intel Innovation
- Raising the bar for silicon technology and innovation
"The number of transistors incorporated in a chip will approximately double every 24 months."
--Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder
A forecast and a challenge
His forecast for the pace of silicon technology known as Moore's Law, essentially described the basic business model for the semiconductor industry.
Intel, through investments in technology and manufacturing has made Moore’s Law a reality. As transistor scale gets ever smaller Intel expects to continue to deliver on Moore’s prediction well into the foreseeable future by using an entirely new transistor formula that alleviates wasteful electricity leaks creating more energy-efficient processors.
Exponential growth that continues today
Continuing Moore's Law means the rate of progress in the semiconductor industry will far surpass that of nearly all other industries. The future of Moore’s Law could deliver a magnitude of exponential capability increases, driving a fundamental shift in computing, networking, storage, and communication devices to handle the ever-growing digital content and Intel's vision of 15 billion intelligent, connected devices.
At the Intel Museum:
Learn more about Gordon Moore and Moore’s Law at the Intel Museum's permanent exhibit dedicated to Gordon Moore and Moore's Law, located in Intel's Robert Noyce Building, Santa Clara, California.
See location and hours for the Intel Museum >
Explore other online exhibits
If you can't make it to the Intel Museum, you can still enjoy a tour of Intel history with these online versions of the exhibits.
Intel’s co-founder and the co-inventor of the integrated circuit, he made numerous contributions to the advancement of technology.
Making silicon chips
From purified silicon to technology that powers your everyday life, discover the making of silicon chips—the most complex devices ever manufactured.
Explore the incredible manufacturing process >
The Intel® 4004 chip
Get the story behind Intel’s first microprocessor, and learn how it changed the course of technology and the world.
See how it made history >
Learn More About Intel History
Explore the events that made news and advanced the world of technology.