IEEE Milestone: Moore’s Law


Milestone: Moore’s Law, 1965

Dedication Date: August 15, 2018

This event at the Computer History Museum (CHM) will start with the unveiling of an IEEE Milestone bronze plaque for Moore’s Law by IEEE 2017 President Karen Bartleson. This will be followed by a discussion titled “Tomorrow’s Computers: More Moore?” which will include a panel from Intel and DARPA discussing the future of semiconductors and how we view Moore’s Law. The moderator for this discussion will be David Brock, Director of the Center for Software History at the CHM and co-author of the book Moore’s Law.

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Note: The citation for this IEEE Milestone plaque is provided below.


7:00 PM – Welcome remarks by Computer History Museum CEO Dan’l Lewin
7:03 PM – Karen Bartleson gives remarks and unveils IEEE Milestone plaque
7:05 PM – David Brock (Software Director, Computer History Museum) will play a short “What is Moore’s Law” video
7:10 PM – David Brock leads discussion about the status of Moore’s Law, the limits of silicon, and the emerging alternative technologies that will shape the future of computing with Mark Bohr (Senior Fellow, Intel) and William Chappell (Director of Microsystmes Technology Office at DARPA)
8:00 PM – Audience Q&A begins
8:30 PM – Program ends



Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Fairchild and Intel, began his work in silicon microelectronics at Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in 1956. His 1965 prediction at Fairchild Semiconductor, subsequently known as “Moore’s Law,” that the number of components on an integrated circuit will increase exponentially with time while cost per function decreases, guided the industry’s contributions to advances in electronics and computing for more than fifty years.