Contact: Heidi S. Rixman, The Electrochemical Society
Intel Corporation funds the Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid-State Science and Technology of The Electrochemical Society.
(Pennington, NJ) – The Electrochemical Society (ECS) announced today that the Intel Corporation has given $150,000 to endow the Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science and Technology, the most prestigious award that ECS presents to scientists and engineers in the field of solid-state science and technology.
“Gordon’s impact on Intel and the field of information technology is legendary, but he also influenced the entire chip industry by extending fundamental principles of solid-state chemistry, physics, and materials science to the microdevice level,” said Justin R. Rattner, Intel senior fellow and chief technology officer. “It’s a privilege for Intel to endow this award of The Electrochemical Society, home to the scientific disciplines at the core of the modern semiconductor industry. In so doing we honor not only our founder, but also the link between fundamental science and innovation, which is at the core of both Intel and ECS.”
“This award honors Moore’s tremendous achievements in this field, which have had a strong and lasting influence on ECS, its members, and the work that they perform,” said Mark Allendorf, ECS President. “Intel’s support enables ECS to continue to recognize the most accomplished individuals in a vital and active part of ECS.”
The award recognizes outstanding contributions to both the fundamental understanding and technological applications of solid-state materials, phenomena, and processes. Previous award winners include J. Woodall, B. Deal, A. Cho, and N. Holonyak.
Gordon E. Moore co-founded Intel in 1968 and is currently Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation. Moore is widely known for “Moore’s Law”: In 1965 he predicted that the number of transistors the industry would be able to place on a computer chip would double every year. In 1975, he updated his prediction to once every two years. While originally intended as a rule of thumb in 1965, it has become the guiding principle for the industry to deliver ever-more-powerful semiconductor chips at proportionate decreases in cost.
Moore has been a member of ECS for 48 years and currently holds Emeritus status. He has presented the plenary lecture at the Society’s international meeting in 1981 and 1997.
ECS was founded in 1902 as an international nonprofit, educational organization concerned with a broad range of phenomena relating to electrochemical and solid-state science and technology. ECS meetings and top-ranked publications serve a world-wide membership and the scientific community at large.