1956

Moore joins Silicon Valley's first semiconductor company, Shockley Semiconductor

1957

Moore and Robert N. Noyce found Fairchild Semiconductor

1965

First version of Moore's Law: Transistor counts will double every year

1968

Noyce and Moore leave Fairchild--and launch Intel

1970

Intel invents the dynamic random-access memory chip (DRAM)

1971

Intel creates the first microprocessor

1975

Moore becomes Intel CEO, revises Moore's Law: Chip power will double only every two years

1987

Hands over the CEO job to Andrew S. Grove

1997

Named chairman emeritus; Grove assumes chairmanship

2001

Moore retires

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